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 and Etymology of kauri

Maori kawri

First Known Use: 1823

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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