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kanuka

/ˈkɑːnuːkə/
noun (pl) kanuka
1.
a New Zealand myrtaceous tree, Leptospermum Ericoides, with aromatic leaves Also called white tea tree
Word Origin
Māori
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  • kanuka knelt beside him tying the last knot in the rope that bound his ankles together.

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  • A low colloquy ensued, and then kanuka turned to his employer.

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  • At this interesting point kanuka entered from a rear door, stamping off the snow, and took his place on the bench beside Fred.

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  • "She has mixed it with snow," interpreted kanuka, as she urged it upon him.

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  • kanuka turned to his men and talked to them rapidly and in low tones.

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  • kanuka muttered something Larkin could not understand, and pointed to a low line of clouds in the west.

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  • "I don't doubt your word, kanuka," observed Fred in the same calm, even tones.

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  • Ten minutes later kanuka halted before the door of a rude hut, which communicated with two or three small wings or out-houses.

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  • kanuka stood erect, motioned back his men, and gnawed his moustache, frowning irresolutely.

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