rimu

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rimu (ˈriːmuː)
 
n
another name for red pine
 
[from Māori]

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rimu

(Dacrydium cupressinum), coniferous timber tree of the family Podocarpaceae, native to New Zealand. The rimu tree may attain a height of 45 metres (150 feet) or more. The wood is reddish brown to yellowish brown, with a distinctive figuring, or marking, of light and dark streaks. It is made into furniture and interior fittings and is used in general construction. The bark contains a tanning agent that colours leather red

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