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n. pl. kau·ris
1. Any of several coniferous evergreen trees of the genus Agathis, especially A. australis of New Zealand, having broad leathery leaves. Also called kauri pine.
2. The white close-grained wood of one of these trees.
3. A resinous copal or a fossilized resin of these trees, chiefly A. australis, formerly used in varnishes and in the manufacture of linoleum. Also called kauri gum.

[Maori kawri.]


n, pl -ris
1. (Plants) a New Zealand coniferous tree, Agathis australis, with oval leaves and round cones: family Araucariaceae
2. (Plants) the wood or resin of this tree
[C19: Māori]


(ˈkaʊ ri)

n., pl. -ris.
1. Also called kau′ri pine′. a tall New Zealand evergreen tree, Agathis australis, of the araucaria family, yielding timber and a resin (kau′ri res′in or kau′ri gum′) used in varnishes and linoleum.
2. the wood or resin of this tree.
[1815–25; < Maori]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kauri - resin of the kauri trees of New Zealandkauri - resin of the kauri trees of New Zealand; found usually as a fossil; also collected for making varnishes and linoleum
copal - a brittle aromatic resin used in varnishes
2.kauri - tall timber tree of New Zealand having white straight-grained woodkauri - tall timber tree of New Zealand having white straight-grained wood
Agathis, genus Agathis - kauri pine
dammar pine, kauri pine - any of various trees of the genus Agathis; yield dammar resin
3.kauri - white close-grained wood of a tree of the genus Agathis especially Agathis australis
dammar pine, kauri pine - any of various trees of the genus Agathis; yield dammar resin
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
References in classic literature ?
It is said, that by digging in the barest spots, lumps of the kind of resin which flows from the kauri pine are frequently found.
Williams and Davies walked with me to a part of a neighbouring forest, to show me the famous kauri pine.
In der wissenschaftlichen Literatur verwendet man das Wort, das das Element kauri enthalt (s.
In 1869, the young Alexander Berry's ship; 'City of Edinburgh' was on a trading mission involving Kauri spars in the Bay of Islands, NZ, when the 'Boyd' massacre occurred.
Majestic kauri forest, for example, which became the centre of an intensive forest industry, now occupies only 80 000 hectares of its original 1.
He ties a piece of albatross bone to a piece of wood from the Kauri tree and taps it with an albatross-bone hammer to insert the ink one millimetre beneath the skin.
Beryl Fletcher, The House at Karamu (Spinfex, 2003) An autobiographical account of New Zealand feminist author Beryl Fletcher's upbringing in an old kauri villa with a one-roomed school.
Core sample descriptions Core Sample description FIRI code * Age/Activity Kauri wood A, B Near background Marine turbidite C ~3 half-lives Belfast dendro-dated wood D, F ~1 half-life Humic acid E ~2 half-lives Barley mash G, J modern Hohenheim dendro-dated wood H < 1 half-life Belfast dendro-dated cellulose I ~1 half-life * Code to indicate the material which is being dated Table 2.
Filmmaker Mathurin Molgat shared the story of New Zealand's endangered Kauri trees, brought to life by the music of Jessie Coutts and Michael Chapdelaine, who played a guitar made of 50,000-year-old Kauri wood.
You also get to play your way round some of the world's best courses like Scotland's Gleneagles or the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand.
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