tawa

noun ta·wa \ˈtäwə, ˈtau̇ə\

Definition of tawa

plural

-s

  1. :  a New Zealand evergreen tree (Beilschmiedia tawa) of the family Lauraceae with slender branches and graceful foliage resembling that of the willow and white straight-grained wood used chiefly for rough work (as clothespins)

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Origin and Etymology of tawa

Maori


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