Definition of rauli in English:

rauli

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Pronunciation: /ˈraʊli
 
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noun

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

Origin

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

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