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From Maori


kauri ‎(plural kauris)

  1. A conifer of the genus Agathis, family Araucariaceae, found in Australasia and Melanesia.
  2. (New Zealand) Agathis australis, a large conifer of the family Araucariaceae.
    • 1956, Frank Clune, Roaming round New Zealand: the story of a holiday trip
      There is an ancient legend that if the kauris disappear from New Zealand, the Maoris will also disappear.
  3. A resinous product of the kauri tree, found in the form of yellow or brown lumps in the ground where the trees have grown. It is used for making varnish, and as a substitute for amber.