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miro

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪərəʊ
 
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(also miro tree)

Definition of miro in English:

noun (plural miros)

An evergreen coniferous New Zealand tree which yields useful timber.
  • Prumnopitys ferruginea, family Podocarpaceae
Example sentences
  • The forest on the island is southern New Zealand podocarp mix with rimu, southern rata, kamahi, totara and miro.
  • Trees in the bush include kahikitea, rimu, thin-barked totara, matai and miro.
  • The philosophy was that instead of planting more pines, we would introduce rimu, kauri and miro that would have a 400-year lifespan, rather than 100.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Maori.

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