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kauri

Saltos de línea: kauri
Pronunciación: /ˈkaʊri
 
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Definición de kauri en inglés:

sustantivo (plural kauris)

(also kauri pine) A tall coniferous forest tree with broad leathery leaves, which produces valuable timber and dammar resin. It grows in warm countries from Malaysia to New Zealand.
  • Genus Agathis, family Araucariaceae: several species, in particular A. australis of New Zealand
Example sentences
  • Timbers - jarrah, kauri, macrocarpa - were hand adzed to ‘give them a woody character, and the forest origin of the timber is not lost.’
  • The first Labour government, which presided over our centennial celebrations, saw the planting of many a kauri or pohutukawa.
  • In the 21st century, thousands of people still come for the kauri, but they are sightseers, not hard-working foresters and settlers.

Origen

early 19th century: from Maori.

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