/ (puːˈriːriː) /
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noun plural -ris
a forest tree, Vitex lucens, of New Zealand, having red berries and glossy green leaves and yielding a durable dark brown timber
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Words nearby puriri
purifier, puriform, purify, Purim, purine, puriri, purism, purist, Puritan, Puritan ethic, puritanical
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How to use puriri in a sentence
So they all ran off and collected puriri berries, big purply red ones, rather squashy.Piccaninnies|Isabel Maud Peacocke
Much of this is heavily timbered with valuable kauri and puriri.
Puriri timber is the strongest and most durable of any in the country.
There we felled certain giant puriri trees, cut them into lengths, and split them up with wedges into posts and rails.
Returning down the river, a site was chosen for a station at Puriri.A History of the English Church in New Zealand|Henry Thomas Purchas