whau

noun
\ ˈ(h)wau̇, ˈfau̇ \
plural -s

Definition of whau

1 : a New Zealand tree (Entelea arborescens) of the family Tiliaceae
2 : the very light wood of the whau used especially for making floats for native fishing nets

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Maori

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“Whau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whau. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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