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rimu

noun
  1. another name for red pine

Word Origin

from Māori
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for rimu

Historical Examples

  • The picturesque effect of the birches is remarkable, flanked by the massive outlines and drooping tassels of the rimu.

    Foot-prints of Travel

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • They prepare a piece of "rimu" (red pine) about three inches long, by an inch broad, and a quarter of an inch thick.

  • Then there is the Rimu which, when the bark is stripped off, is found to be of a blood red inside.

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water</p>

    Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent

  • The Westland forest trees are mighty giants, and chief among them is the red pine or "rimu," as the Maoris call it.

  • The rimu was distinguished by its hanging leaves and branches, the tanekaha by its parsley-shaped leaves.


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