Definition of kauri
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 : 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 and Etymology of kauri
First Known Use: 1823
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