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Related to kauri: kauri gum
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.
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
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]
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|Noun||1.||kauri - 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 wood|
|3.||kauri - white close-grained wood of a tree of the genus Agathis especially Agathis australis|
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees