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kauri


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kauri  \Ka"u*ri\,  n.  [Native  name.]  (Bot.) 
  A  lofty  coniferous  tree  of  New  Zealand  {Agathis,  or  Dammara, 
  australis}),  furnishing  valuable  timber  and  yielding  one  kind 
  of  dammar  resin.  [Written  also  {kaudi},  {cowdie},  and 
  {cowrie}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kauri  \Kau"ri\,  n. 
  a  Kauri  resin. 
  b  By  extension,  any  of  various  species  of  {Dammara};  as 
  the  red  kauri  ({D.  lanceolata}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kauri 
  n  1:  resin  of  the  kauri  trees  of  N  Zealand;  found  usually  as  a 
  fossil;  also  collected  for  making  varnishes  and  linoleum 
  [syn:  {kauri  copal},  {kauri  resin},  {kauri  gum}] 
  2:  tall  timber  tree  of  New  Zealand  having  white 
  straight-grained  wood  [syn:  {kaury},  {Agathis  australis}] 
  3:  white  close-grained  wood  of  a  tree  of  the  genus  Agathis 
  especially  Agathis  australis 




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