mapau

noun ma·pau \ˈmäˌpau̇\
variants: less commonly

mapou

\ˈmäˌpau̇\

Definition of mapau

plural

-s

  1. :  a New Zealand tree (Rapanea urvillei) of the family Myrsinaceae that has reddish brown leaves and small white flowers and a light wood that is much used for fuel

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Origin and Etymology of mapau

Maori mapau


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