Definition of kauri in English:
noun (plural kauris)(also kauri pine)
A tall coniferous forest tree that has broad leathery leaves and produces valuable timber and dammar resin. It grows in warm countries from Malaysia to New Zealand.
- Genus Agathis, family Araucariaceae: several species, in particular A. australis of New Zealand
- Timbers - jarrah, kauri, macrocarpa - were hand adzed to ‘give them a woody character, and the forest origin of the timber is not lost.’
- The first Labour government, which presided over our centennial celebrations, saw the planting of many a kauri or pohutukawa.
- In the 21st century, thousands of people still come for the kauri, but they are sightseers, not hard-working foresters and settlers.
early 19th century: from Maori.
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