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rauli Line breaks: rauli
Pronunciation: /ˈraʊli/

Definition of rauli in English:


A southern beech tree with showy autumn foliage, native to Chile and cultivated as an ornamental.
  • Nothofagus procera, family Fagaceae
Example sentences
  • In Chile the local evergreen beech, or rauli, wood is being replaced by more subtle, better-quality oak.


Early 20th century: via American Spanish from Mapuche ruili.

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