/ (rɑːuːpɒ) /
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noun plural raupo
a New Zealand bulrush, Typha orientalis, with sword-shaped leaves, traditionally used for construction and decoration
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Words nearby raupo
Rau, raucous, raunch, raunchy, raupatu, raupo, rauriki, Raurkela, Rauschenberg, Rauschenbusch, rauwolfia
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How to use raupo in a sentence
The elastic wall of raupo closed again around his neck; and the tapu was fairly beaten!Old New Zealand:|'A Pakeha Maori' [Frederick Edwa [Maning]
The bells were chiefly musket barrels, and they hung in actual raupo chapels built by Maori hands!A History of the English Church in New Zealand|Henry Thomas Purchas
They put him into a raupo hut by himself, and fastened the door—a proceeding that did not at all tend to elevate his spirits.
The place was a network of trenches with connecting passages, roofed over with timber, raupo, and toetoe reeds and earth.
He ran to the back of the house, made with some difficulty a hole in the padded raupo wall, and squeezed his head through it.Old New Zealand|Earl of Pembroke.