kapuka

[kah-puh-kuh]

noun

a New Zealand tree, Griselinia littoralis, of the dogwood family, having brown, hairy twigs and small, greenish flowers, grown as an ornamental.

Origin of kapuka

From Maori
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British Dictionary definitions for kapuka

kapuka

noun plural kapuka

NZ another name for broadleaf (def. 2)

Word Origin for kapuka

Māori
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