karaka

/ (ˈkɑːrɑːkə) /

noun plural karaka

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

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Word Origin for karaka

Māori
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Example sentences from the Web for karaka

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

    The Adventures of Don Lavington|George Manville Fenn