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ngaio

/ (ˈnaɪəʊ) /
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noun plural ngaios
a small New Zealand tree, Myoporum laetum, yielding useful timber: family Myoporaceae
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Word Origin for ngaio

from Māori

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How to use ngaio in a sentence

  • In vain the frightened woman clutched, as she rose, the tops of a ngaio-tree.

    The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
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