karo

[kahr-oh]
noun, plural karos.
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:
1780–90; < Maori

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karo (ˈkɑːrɒ)
 
n , pl karo
a small New Zealand tree or shrub, Pittosporum crassifolium with sweet-smelling brown flowers
 
[Māori]

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Karo stated that he suffered a broken jaw in the altercation and had to have his mouth wired shut for a month.
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