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totara

(ˈtəʊtərə)
n
(Plants) a tall coniferous forest tree, Podocarpus totara, of New Zealand, having a hard durable wood
[Māori]
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Noun1.totara - valuable timber tree of New Zealand yielding hard reddish wood used for furniture and bridges and wharvestotara - valuable timber tree of New Zealand yielding hard reddish wood used for furniture and bridges and wharves
genus Podocarpus, Podocarpus - evergreen trees or shrubs; sometimes classified as member of the family Taxaceae
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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One of the mighty totaras in the New Zealand diplomatic forest has fallen.