Definition of kumara in English:
noun (plural same)NZ
A sweet potato.
- The climate in the area is warmer than in places further south and it is not possible to grow kumara further south.
- There is an old Maori saying that the kumara never says how sweet it is.
- We ate hangi for dinner - meat, smoky carrots and kumara cooked in baskets under the earth on hot rocks for over three hours.
late 18th century: from Maori.
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