maire

noun

ma·​i·​re
ˈmäēˌrā
plural -s
: any of several New Zealand trees with dense heavy wood: such as
a
: a New Zealand tree of the genus Olea
usually used with a descriptive qualifier
compare black maire, white maire
c
: a small and often shrubby tree (Mida myrtifolia) that is related to the Asiatic sandalwood and has glossy glabrous usually alternate leaves and small brownish green flowers in axillary clusters followed by small red drupes

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Maori

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“Maire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maire. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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