manuka

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Etymology[edit]

Maori

Noun[edit]

manuka (countable and uncountable, plural manukas)

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  1. A shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and southeast Australia.
    • 1912, Katherine Mansfield, The Woman at the Store, from "Selected Short Stories"
      There was nothing to be seen but wave after wave of tussock grass - patched with purple orchids and manuka bushes covered with thick spider webs.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of this plant.

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