rimu (plural rimus or rimu)
- A large evergreen conifer native to New Zealand, Dacrydium cupressinum.
- 2009, January 31, “Susan Gough Henly”, in Paddling in New Zealand’s nirvana:
- Leaving the kayaks at Onetahuti Beach, Maori for “to run along the sand,” we amble along the beach before climbing over a lush headland, dense with kawa kawa trees, rimu pine, silver ferns and flowering tea-trees, to view the sweeping beach in front of the Awaroa estuary.
From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *rimu, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *rimu, from Proto-Polynesian *rimu, from Proto-Oceanic *limut, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *limut, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *limut, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *limut, doublet of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *lumut (compare Malay lumut).