a hard resin obtained from the bark of the kauri or found, sometimes in masses of as much as 100 pounds (45 kg), in the soil where the tree has grown: used chiefly in making varnish.
Dr. Seuss’s Most Magical Made-Up WordsLet’s take a quick look at some of our favorite examples of Seuss's fanciful linguistics.
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
Also kauri, kauri gum, kauri copal.
Origin of kauri resin
First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
a hard resin from the kauri tree, found usually as a fossil in the soil where an extinct tree once grew: used chiefly in making varnishes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012