tawa

noun
ta·​wa | \ ˈtäwə, ˈtau̇ə \
plural -s

Definition of tawa

: 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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Maori

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“Tawa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tawa. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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