aru·​he | \ ˈä-rü-ˌhā How to pronounce aruhe (audio) \

Definition of aruhe

: 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

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First Known Use of aruhe

circa 1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aruhe

borrowed from Maori

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“Aruhe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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