/ (ˌkaɪkəˈtɪə) /


a tall New Zealand coniferous tree, Podocarpus dacrydioides, valued for its timber and resinAlso called: white pine

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Word Origin for kahikatea

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Examples from the Web for kahikatea

  • In making this tattooing-ink the soot from fires of white-pine (kahikatea) wood was used.

  • A large fire was kindled in the cave, or rua, and for several days was constantly fed with the resinous timber of the kahikatea.