- a shrub or small tree, Pittosporum crassifolium, of New Zealand, having shiny leaves with a white, felty underside, red flowers, and densely hairy fruit.
Origin of karo
Borrowed into English from Maori around 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for karo
The sortie to the Karo la was one of the most brilliant episodes of the campaign.
Such was the position of affairs when the Karo la column returned.
The Karo la had been enormously strengthened, and was occupied by 2,000 men.
The Tibetans came down from the Karo la and impressed the villagers.
The Karo la was the strongest position on the road to Lhasa.
- a small New Zealand tree or shrub, Pittosporum crassifolium with sweet-smelling brown flowers
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