- a tree, Pittosporum eugenioides, of New Zealand, having elliptic leaves and fragrant, yellow flowers, grown as an ornamental.
Origin of tarata
Borrowed into English from Maori around 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for tarata
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.Old New Zealand
Earl of Pembroke.
A rocky promontory on the left was rounded and the green, fertile pocket in which Tarata nestles was shut from view.
Tarata does not lie on level ground as it appears from the mountains above the town.