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nikau

nikau palm

/ (ˈniːkaʊ) /
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noun

a palm tree of the genus Rhopalostylis, esp R. sapida, native to New Zealand. The leaves were used by the Māoris to build their whares and the top of the stem is sometimes eaten

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  • They made strings of the scarlet nikau berries and hung them round their necks.

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