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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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Word Origin for nikau

Māori
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How to use nikau in a sentence

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

    Piccaninnies|Isabel Maud Peacocke
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