/ (pəˌhuːtəˈkɑːwə) /
a myrtaceous New Zealand tree, Metrosideros excelsa, with red flowers and hard red wood
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Word Origin for pohutukawa
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Example sentences from the Web for pohutukawa
Sometimes this Pohutukawa is also called the Christmas tree, from the bright red blossom that flowers at Christmas.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water|Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent