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.
Origin of kauri
Borrowed into English from Maori around 1815–25
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of kauri
These trees were the celebrated Kauri pine, from which a valuable gum is extracted.
Lopez had reasons for thinking that Kauri gum must have a great rise.
He could not find an individual so enterprising as to venture to deal in a cargo of Kauri gum after his fashion.
The sides were made out of one wide plank of Kauri pine without a join.
One often sees, however, forests where the kauri reigns supreme, quite unmixed with other trees.
British Dictionary definitions for kauri
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
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