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kowhai

Saltos de línea: kow¦hai
Pronunciación: /ˈkəʊwʌɪ
 
, ˈkɔːfʌɪ
 
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Definición de kowhai en inglés:

sustantivo

A tree of the pea family, which bears hanging clusters of yellow flowers. It is native to New Zealand and Chile and yields useful timber.
  • Sophora tetraptera, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • At the end of the book, a kowhai is planted, a reminder of the bush that once covered the hill.
  • Because they eat the new growth they have destroyed large areas of native rata, totara, titoki, kowhai and other species.
  • To see a stand of mature red beech and also kowhai, fuchsia and rata trees choose Bob's Cove Bridle Track, a walk that takes 1.5 hours.

Origen

mid 19th century: from Maori.

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