aru·​he ˈä-rü-ˌhā How to pronounce aruhe (audio)
: the edible, starchy rhizome of a bracken fern (Pteridium esculentum)
Over time, with a growing population, the most important native food plant for the Maori was the root of the aruhe, a bracken fern (Pteridium esculentum).Simon D. Pollard, Natural History, May 2011

Word History


borrowed from Maori

First Known Use

circa 1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aruhe was circa 1843

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“Aruhe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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