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parapara

noun plural parapara
  1. a small New Zealand tree, Pisonia brunoniana, with sticky fruit and leaves which can trap small birdsAlso called: bird-catching tree
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Word Origin

Māori
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Historical Examples

  • Near by grew a curious tree, which is known among the Indians as the parapara.

    The Forest Exiles

    Mayne Reid