Definition of towai in English:

towai

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊwʌɪ
 
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noun

  • A large New Zealand timber tree related to the kamahi.
    • Weinmannia silvicola, family Cunoniaceae
    More example sentences
    • On the eastern boundary a forest of kanuka and towai surrounds pockets of ti kouka and bracken fern.
    • A climb leads to native bush containing rata, towai and tree ferns.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Maori.

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