tumatakuru

noun
tu·​mata·​ku·​ru
variants: or less commonly tumatukuru \ ¦tüˌmätə¦ku̇(ˌ)rü, -​mat-​ \
plural -s

Definition of tumatakuru 

: 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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