/ (ˈtɑːfiːriː) /
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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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How to use tawhiri in a sentence
Only Tawhiri Matea (the wind) had pity on his own father and mother.Custom and Myth|Andrew Lang
Afterwards the last son, Tawhiri (father of storms), was angry and waged war against his brothers.Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina|W. D. Westervelt