rata

/ (ˈrɑːtə) /

noun

either of two New Zealand myrtaceous forest trees, Metrosideros robusta or M. lucida, having crimson flowers and hard wood

Nearby words

  1. rat-tail cactus,
  2. rat-tail file,
  3. rat-tailed maggot,
  4. rat-tat,
  5. rat-trap,
  6. ratable,
  7. ratable value,
  8. ratafee,
  9. ratafia,
  10. ratafia biscuit

Word Origin for rata

C19: from Māori

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