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karo

[ kahr-oh ]
/ ˈkɑr oʊ /
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noun, plural ka·ros.
a shrub or small tree, Pittosporum crassifolium, of New Zealand, having shiny leaves with a white, felty underside, red flowers, and densely hairy fruit.
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Origin of karo

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for karo

karo
/ (ˈkɑːrɒ) /

noun plural karo
a small New Zealand tree or shrub, Pittosporum crassifolium with sweet-smelling brown flowers

Word Origin for karo

Māori
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