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(Plants) NZ a small leguminous tree, Sophora tetraptera, of New Zealand and Chile, with clusters of yellow flowers
[C19: from Māori]
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|Noun||1.||kowhai - shrub or small tree of New Zealand and Chile having pendulous racemes of tubular golden-yellow flowers; yields a hard strong wood|
genus Sophora, Sophora - cosmopolitan genus of trees and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and showy flowers; some species placed in genus Podalyria
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms