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karo

[kahr-oh] /ˈkɑr oʊ/
noun, plural karos.
1.
a shrub or small tree, Pittosporum crassifolium, of New Zealand, having shiny leaves with a white, felty underside, red flowers, and densely hairy fruit.
Origin of karo
1780-1790
1780-90; < Maori
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  • Had they fortified the position, they might have made it stronger than the karo la.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • The sortie to the karo la was one of the most brilliant episodes of the campaign.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • I accompanied the karo la column, and must rely on hearsay as to my facts with regard to the attack on the mission.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • The karo la had been enormously strengthened, and was occupied by 2,000 men.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • Such was the position of affairs when the karo la column returned.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • The Tibetans came down from the karo la and impressed the villagers.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • From Ralung, ten miles this side of the karo la, two roads branch off to India.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • The karo la was the strongest position on the road to Lhasa.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • The possibly exciting effect the force on the karo la might have on the inhabitants of Gyantse had particularly to be considered.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • The second action at the karo la was the end of the Tibetan resistance.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
British Dictionary definitions for karo

karo

/ˈkɑːrɒ/
noun (pl) karo
1.
a small New Zealand tree or shrub, Pittosporum crassifolium with sweet-smelling brown flowers
Word Origin
Māori
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