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noun (pl) tawhiri
a small New Zealand tree, Pittosporum tenuifolium, with wavy green glossy leaves Also called black matipo
Word Origin
Māori 'wave to', from the Māori practice of waving tawhiri branches to welcome approaching visitors
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