kawaka

noun
ka·​wa·​ka | \ kəˈwäkə \
plural kawakas

Definition of kawaka

: a tall evergreen tree (Libocedrus plumosa) of New Zealand having highly valued fine-grained, dark reddish-brown wood

called also New Zealand cedar

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First Known Use of kawaka

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kawaka

Maori

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“Kawaka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kawaka. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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