noun plural karaka

a common coastal New Zealand tree, Corynocarpus laevigatus, with orange fruits and seeds which are poisonous unless cooked

Word Origin for karaka

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Examples from the Web for karaka

Historical Examples of karaka

  • Karaka,” said their new friend, offering a basket of an olive-like fruit.

  • The karaka tree, whose glossy, almost oily-looking leaves were in after days to be seen in every village, was another importation.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves