- a coniferous evergreen tree of New Zealand, Podocarpus spicatus, having a bluish bark and small linear leaves arranged in two rows: timber used for flooring and weatherboardsAlso called: black pine
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"Matai," he said, smiling so as to show his long white teeth.
Besides canoes the matai made lali (wooden drums), kava and food bowls, all cut from the solid timber with the adze.