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kauri

[kou-ree] /ˈkaʊ ri/
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
1815-1825
1815-25; < Maori
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British Dictionary definitions for kauri pine

kauri

/ˈkaʊrɪ/
noun (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
Word Origin
C19: Māori
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Encyclopedia Article for kauri pine

dammar 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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