Definition of miro in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪərəʊ
(also miro tree)

noun (plural miros)

  • An evergreen coniferous New Zealand tree which yields useful timber.
    • Prumnopitys ferruginea, family Podocarpaceae
    More example sentences
    • The forest on the island is southern New Zealand podocarp mix with rimu, southern rata, kamahi, totara and miro.
    • Trees in the bush include kahikitea, rimu, thin-barked totara, matai and miro.
    • The philosophy was that instead of planting more pines, we would introduce rimu, kauri and miro that would have a 400-year lifespan, rather than 100.


mid 19th century: from Maori.

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