tumatakuru

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

tumatukuru

\¦tüˌmätə¦ku̇(ˌ)rü, -mat-\

Definition of tumatakuru

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of tumatakuru

Maori tumatakuru


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