Definition of totara in English:
A large New Zealand coniferous tree which yields useful timber.
- Podocarpus totara, family Podocarpaceae
- The lush branches of the totara, matai and kahikatea trees blocked out all remaining light and I was left alone in a dark, unfamiliar forest.
- Trees in the bush include kahikitea, rimu, thin-barked totara, matai and miro.
- Growing around them were matai, totara and rimu trees, home to native pigeons, tui, bellbirds, and fantails.
mid 19th century: from Maori tótara.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan