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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
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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.
Its already involved in growing forest-grade podocarp species rimu, totara, matai, kahikatea, miro and kauri, and also has a large order book for manuka, kanuka and other pioneer species.
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He knew that tourists could walk into the Waipoua Forest to see Tane Mahuta and the other big kauri trees for free, so how could he add value and make a living.
Royal Caribbean International's Glow Worm Caves and Kauri Forest, from PS61pp Take a 8 guided walking tour to enjoy the serenity of the North Island's ancient Puketi Forest, with its majestic endangered kauri trees and, further south, explore caverns with unique stalactite and stalagmite formations which are lit by twinkling glow worms.
He is a legend of the game, a legend of New Zealand's game, and it is always sad when one of the big Kauri trees fall - and that is what has happened.
The trophy, made in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, of native Kauri wood, marked Jaguar's win with the firm's F-Pace - and their director of design, Dumfries-born Ian Callum, was also on hand to enjoy the award celebrations.
A classic Kauri pine slimline yacht, she was designed by Knud Reimers and is famous for taking line honours in the 1966 Sydney Hobart when owned by Kiwi Jim Davern, who raced her to Hobart again in 1967, finishing second on line.
But then men and women, inspired by an old Maori legend, began digging near the Kauri trees.
Janis' son, his partner Nicola and their one-year-old son, Kauri, live around the corner.
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