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another name for red pine
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from Māori
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  • The picturesque effect of the birches is remarkable, flanked by the massive outlines and drooping tassels of the rimu.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • The rimu was distinguished by its hanging leaves and branches, the tanekaha by its parsley-shaped leaves.

    Maori and Settler G. A. Henty
  • The Westland forest trees are mighty giants, and chief among them is the red pine or "rimu," as the Maoris call it.

  • They prepare a piece of "rimu" (red pine) about three inches long, by an inch broad, and a quarter of an inch thick.

    The Cruise of the Cachalot Frank T. Bullen
  • Then there is the rimu which, when the bark is stripped off, is found to be of a blood red inside.

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

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