matagouri


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matagouri

(ˌmætəˈɡuːrɪ)
n, pl -ris
(Plants) a thorny bush of New Zealand, Discaria toumatou, that forms thickets in open country. Also called: wild Irishman or tumatakuru
[from Māori tumatakuru]
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Beyond faces stitched Seam to seam in snow blacklands lash with tongues keen to violins on No 8 wires their somewhere and nowheres matagouri for shelter.
I have the best job in the world, said Heather Harrington, horse whisperer, last Christmas, as we trekked from farm paddocks through the matagouri scrub near Arthur's Pass in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Spear grass, matagouri, snow tussock and coprosma then give way to the fellfield at 1,600-1,700 metres, where rock and scree grudgingly host sporadic, minute mats of leathery, haircovered plants, interspersed with patches of wiry carpet grasses.