horoeka

/ (hɒrɒˈiːkə) /

noun plural horoeka

NZ another name for lancewood (def. 3)

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Word Origin for horoeka

Māori
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Example sentences from the Web for horoeka

  • But, half-mad though he was, Horoeka's influence with his fellow-tribesmen was very great.

  • Horoeka, the arch-offender, has disappeared into remoter wilds, and the others lay the blame of it all on Horoeka.

  • "It's a bit of the fringe of the mat Horoeka was wearing this afternoon," he said quietly.