pohutukawa


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pohutukawa

(pəˌhuːtəˈkɑːwə)
n
(Plants) a myrtaceous New Zealand tree, Metrosideros excelsa, with red flowers and hard red wood
[from Māori]
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The walls are wooden panels engraved with maps of New Zealand and lined with images of pohutukawa and other native plants.
A 45min-1 hour walk will take you to two spectacular coves nestled between cliffs covered with sprawling native pohutukawa trees.
According to historical accounts, the Christmas tree in Australia was first called Pohutukawa.
Images of pohutukawa in bloom and sun sparkling off the water are the basis of countless childhood memories, and considered a right by many Aucklanders.
The use of 'decked' for the vine entwined around the pohutukawa is suggestive of Christmas ornamentation, while the personification of 'never troubles' gives the creeper a curiously sangfroid quality which stands in contrast to the death grip the vine has on the tree.
The pohutukawa tree is one of the country's most well-known plants.
Few tourists standing near the spot - marked by a sacred Pohutukawa tree - could fail to feel uplifted by the view.
There is encouragement for them to go to the Prostitutes Collective for free condoms and guidance, or Te Pua Pohutukawa, the sexual health clinic at Auckland Hospital for teenagers (personal communication, Minutes of the Under-age Prostitution Meeting, Otahuhu, December 2001).
You ll be able to pick out the whales at Kaikoura, the Beehive, the pohutukawa blossom and the fern, among others.
nor does it matter whether one's blood has been mixed with lava or pohutukawa blossom.
It is crafted from three varieties of stone: pounamu, takaka (white marble) and uriuri (dark basalt) and mounted on pohutukawa.
They could just as well and happily have found that their great-great-grandfather was a boiling mud-pool or a piece of glacier or a spray of kowhai or pohutukawa blossom