kauri gum


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kauri gum

n
(Plants) a hard resin from the kauri tree, found usually as a fossil in the soil where an extinct tree once grew: used chiefly in making varnishes
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Noun1.kauri gum - resin of the kauri trees of New Zealandkauri gum - 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
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The poetry of Owen Marshall is 'steeped in the Classics, history, and literature, and yet is alive with the vivid particulars of damp duffle-coats and hot-air balloons, beer and bicycles, willows and skylarks, kauri gum and limestone tunnels'.
As well as the wood, kauri gum is also highly prized.