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totara Line breaks: to¦tara
Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊt(ə)rə/

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Definition of totara in English:


A large New Zealand coniferous tree which yields useful timber.
  • Podocarpus totara, family Podocarpaceae


Mid 19th century: from Maori tótara.

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