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

called also New Zealand cedar

Word History



First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kawaka was in 1832

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“Kawaka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kawaka. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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