noun, plural kauris.
Also, kauri pine. a tall, coniferous tree, Agathis australis, of New Zealand, yielding a valuable timber and a resin.
the wood of this tree.
any of various other trees of the genus Agathis.

1815–25; < Maori

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kauri (ˈkaʊrɪ)
n , pl -ris
1.  a New Zealand coniferous tree, Agathis australis, with oval leaves and round cones: family Araucariaceae
2.  the wood or resin of this tree
[C19: Māori]

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It is said, that by digging in the barest spots, lumps of the kind of resin which flows from the kauri pine are frequently found.
His village had a chance to sell forests that contain, among other treasures, kauri trees hundreds of years old.
They range from magnificent towering kauri trees to tiny flowers that form tightly packed mounds called vegetable sheep.
They are made of heart of kauri wood, a local wood known for being resistant to termites.
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