Definition of kawa-kawa in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːwəˌkɑːwə/

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A New Zealand shrub of the pepper family with aromatic leaves, cultivated as an ornamental. Also called pepper tree.
  • Macropiper excelsum, family Piperaceae


mid 19th century: from Maori.

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