kanuka

noun plural kanuka
  1. a New Zealand myrtaceous tree, Leptospermum Ericoides, with aromatic leavesAlso called: white tea tree

Word Origin for kanuka

Māori
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Historical Examples of kanuka

  • A low colloquy ensued, and then Kanuka turned to his employer.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen

  • "She has mixed it with snow," interpreted Kanuka, as she urged it upon him.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen

  • Kanuka turned to his men and talked to them rapidly and in low tones.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen

  • At this interesting point Kanuka entered from a rear door, stamping off the snow, and took his place on the bench beside Fred.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen

  • Kanuka muttered something Larkin could not understand, and pointed to a low line of clouds in the west.

    The North Pacific

    Willis Boyd Allen