kauri pine

kauri

[kou-ree]
noun, plural kauris.
1.
Also, kauri pine. a tall, coniferous tree, Agathis australis, of New Zealand, yielding a valuable timber and a resin.
2.
the wood of this tree.
3.
any of various other trees of the genus Agathis.

Origin:
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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kauri pine

(Agathis australis), a resinous timber conifer of the family Araucariaceae, native to the North Island of New Zealand. The tree sometimes reaches 45 metres (150 feet) in height, with a diameter up to 7 m (23 ft).

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