totara

noun to·ta·ra \ˈtōtəˌrä, tōˈtärə\

Definition of totara

plural

-s

  1. :  a tall tree (Podocarpus totara) of New Zealand having hard reddish wood used for furniture and construction (as of bridges and wharves) and being the country's most valuable timber tree next to the kauri

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Origin and Etymology of totara

Maori


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