matai

/ (ˈmɑːtaɪ) /


nounplural -tais
  1. 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 weatherboards: Also called: black pine

Origin of matai

1
Māori

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