matai

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matai

(ˈmɑːtaɪ)
n, pl -tais
(Plants) a coniferous evergreen tree of New Zealand, Podocarpus spicatus, having a bluish bark and small linear leaves arranged in two rows: timber used for flooring and weatherboards. Also called: black pine
[Māori]
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Noun1.matai - conifer of Australia and New Zealand
genus Prumnopitys, Prumnopitys - mostly dioecious evergreen conifers; leaves are softer than in Podocarpus
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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On he flew among the black pines, brandishing his staff with frenzied gestures, now giving vent to an inspiration of horrid blasphemy, and now shouting forth such laughter as set all the echoes of the forest laughing like demons around him.
Up on the heights, battalions of black pines witnessed the change, themselves unchangeable.
This smoke (or flame, perhaps, would be the better word for it) was so bright that the deep blue sky overhead and the hazy stretches of brown common towards Chertsey, set with black pine trees, seemed to darken abruptly as these puffs arose, and to remain the darker after their dispersal.
And on every side of the castle they could hear the miles and miles of black pine wood seething like a black sea around a rock.
from Black Pines to McLure Ferry, Highway 5A from Rose Hill Rd.
The owners requested an addition to the privacy screening, so Big Trees brought in some Austrian Black Pines, also over 20' trees.
The trees that Otomo was referring to are black pines.
NORTH CAROLINA--A PLACE OF RED CLAY AND BLACK PINES, of sleek highways and suave conurbation--was the nurturing ground of Mark Hewitt's magnificent artistic achievement.
A new sewage treatment plant is to be installed among towering black pines, but this is an opportunity to introduce new plantings to heal the scars and screen the installation.
Look out for Cyprus crocuses and orchids under the black pines - all clearly labelled with discreet plaques.
At John Lewis, artificial black pines - costing pounds 90 including 400 lights - are outselling whites, golds and greens.