Definition of koru in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒrʊ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A stylized fern-leaf motif in Maori carving and tattooing.
Example sentences
  • Two taiaha span the top edge of the painting, while the rest is bordered with red and black koru.
  • It will have some kind of koru in it to reflect the indigenous people.
  • The koru (being a Maori symbol) balances the flag, and the traditional western approach of three horizontal stripes.



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