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pohutukawa

/pəˌhuːtəˈkɑːwə/
noun
1.
a myrtaceous New Zealand tree, Metrosideros excelsa, with red flowers and hard red wood
Word Origin
from Māori
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  • Sometimes this pohutukawa is also called the Christmas tree, from the bright red blossom that flowers at Christmas.

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent

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