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kowhai

(ˈkəʊwaɪ; ˈkəʊfaɪ)
n
(Plants) NZ a small leguminous tree, Sophora tetraptera, of New Zealand and Chile, with clusters of yellow flowers
[C19: from Māori]
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Noun1.kowhai - shrub or small tree of New Zealand and Chile having pendulous racemes of tubular golden-yellow flowers; yields a hard strong wood
genus Sophora, Sophora - cosmopolitan genus of trees and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and showy flowers; some species placed in genus Podalyria
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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This image shows New Zealand (rata, kowhai) and English plants in a competition with violent undertones ('choke').
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