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kauri

[ kou-ree ]
/ ˈkaʊ ri /
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noun, plural kau·ris.
Also kauri pine . a tall, coniferous tree, Agathis australis, of New Zealand, yielding a valuable timber and a resin.
the wood of this tree.
any of various other trees of the genus Agathis.
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Origin of kauri

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for kauri

kauri
/ (ˈkaʊrɪ) /

noun plural -ris
a New Zealand coniferous tree, Agathis australis, with oval leaves and round cones: family Araucariaceae
the wood or resin of this tree

Word Origin for kauri

C19: Māori
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