tawhiri

/ (ˈtɑːfiːriː) /

noun plural tawhiri

a small New Zealand tree, Pittosporum tenuifolium, with wavy green glossy leavesAlso called: black matipo

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Word Origin for tawhiri

Māori 'wave to', from the Māori practice of waving tawhiri branches to welcome approaching visitors

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