Definition of kanuka in English:
A small evergreen New Zealand tree with white flowers, yielding useful timber and products used in herbal medicine.
- Leptospermum ericoides, family Myrtaceae
- Under the kanuka trees young kawakawa, titoki and manamana are weaving a bright green cloak for the hills.
- East of the School of Forestry is what Peter terms a West Coast garden with rimu, kanuka, mountain beech, coprosma, nikau, wineberry, native fuchsia, pohutukawa, and ferns.
- To imagine what Hanmer Springs would be like without the forest one could think of the Hanmer Plain as it once was - rather dull with just tussock, kanuka and flax.
Early 20th century: from Maori.
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