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mamakau or mamako

noun plural mamaku
  1. a tall edible New Zealand tree fern, Cyathea medullaris, with a black trunkAlso called: black tree fern
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Historical Examples

  • The pith of the Mamaku, when cooked and dried in the sun, is an excellent substitute for sago.

    Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III

    Karl Ritter von Scherzer