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tarata

[ tuh-rah-tuh ]

noun

  1. a tree, Pittosporum eugenioides, of New Zealand, having elliptic leaves and fragrant, yellow flowers, grown as an ornamental.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tarata1

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1875–80

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Example Sentences

Te Tarata is not always active, sometimes the crater is perfectly dry, as it had been the previous week to our coming.

In the distance was a cluster of buildings which I was told was Tarata.

Tarata is in the heart of what once was the great Inca Empire.

Some gave sixpence, some a shilling, and some a few coppers; the chief of the police gave Tarata five shillings.

Tarata does not lie on level ground as it appears from the mountains above the town.

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