kowhai

noun ko·whai \ˈkōˌwī\

Definition of kowhai

plural

-s

  1. :  a shrub or small tree (Sophora tetraptera) of Australasia and Chile that yields a hard strong wood

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Origin and Etymology of kowhai

Maori


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