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kauri

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noun kau·ri \ˈkau̇(-ə)r-ē\

Definition of kauri

  1. 1 :  any of various trees (genus Agathis) of the araucaria family; especially :  a tall timber tree (A. australis) of New Zealand having fine white straight-grained wood —called also kauri pine

  2. 2 :  a light-colored to brown resin from the kauri tree found as a fossil in the ground or collected from living trees and used especially in varnishes and linoleum —called also kauri gum, kauri resin



Origin of kauri

Maori kawri


First Known Use: 1823

Rhymes with kauri


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