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noun (pl) karaka
a common coastal New Zealand tree, Corynocarpus laevigatus, with orange fruits and seeds which are poisonous unless cooked
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  • karaka,” said their new friend, offering a basket of an olive-like fruit.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington George Manville Fenn
  • The karaka tree, whose glossy, almost oily-looking leaves were in after days to be seen in every village, was another importation.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves

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