Definition of kumara in English:

kumara

Line breaks: ku¦mara
Pronunciation: /ˈkuːmərə
 
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noun (plural same)

NZ
  • A sweet potato.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

late 18th century: from Maori.

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