variants or less commonly tumatukuru
plural -s
: a New Zealand shrub or tree (Discaria toumatou) of the family Rhamnaceae having stout sharp spines used by the Maoris for tattooing

called also Irishman, matagory, wild Irishman

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Maori tumatakuru

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“Tumatakuru.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tumatakuru. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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