Definition of karo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkarəʊ

noun (plural karos)

  • An ornamental evergreen shrub or small tree with leathery leaves and clusters of small dark red flowers, native to New Zealand and naturalized in parts of Europe.
    • Pittosporum crassifolium, family Pittosporaceae
    More example sentences
    • Karo is an excellent shelter plant, as it is extremely resistant to wind.
    • When I put them in I thought karo were pretty indestructible with few diseases!


mid 19th century: from Maori.

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