Definitions

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  • n. Dacrycarpus dacrydioides, a coniferous tree endemic to New Zealand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The coniferous tree Podocarpus dacrydioides of New Zealand, called by the colonists white pine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. New Zealand evergreen valued for its light easily worked wood

Etymologies

From Maori (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Since then, I've been tracking down trees in all corners of the world – the giant redwoods of California, the world's tallest; the mountain ash of New South Wales, almost as tall as the redwoods and the kahikatea of New Zealand; I have seen the forest giants being felled in Brazil – some of them providing marvellous timber, others useless, with wood like wet sponge, and sometimes with a most alarming stink.

    Why woodlands are wonderful

  • Dense forests of kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) once covered the more fertile river valleys where flood events periodically rejuvenated the soil.

    Westland temperate forests

  • An important peat community is found at the Kopuatai peat dome, and kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydiodes) swamp forest once occupied a large portion of Whangamarino swamp, before being overcome by flooding and peat growth.

    Northland temperate kauri forests

  • Coastal broadleaf forest was extensive and kahikatea swamp forest (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) grew discontinuously from Banks Peninsula further south.

    Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands

  • In the lowland areas podocarps and hardwoods were predominant with kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) growing in swampy areas and rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) on drier sites.

    Southland temperate forests

  • It was a canoe seventy feet long, five broad, and three deep; the prow raised like that of a Venetian gondola, and the whole hollowed out of a trunk of a kahikatea.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • On the other side is a bigger variety, everything from korokia and ake ake to young totara and kahikatea.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • "The Otahu and Parakiwai Waiomu and Broken Hill ecological reserves all contain many endangered species, have mature kauri and kahikatea forest, and outstanding geological, natural and recreational values."

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • Did Bracey suspect that the flat, symmetrical fields, hawthorn hedges, and oak groves he loved had taken the place of stands of massive kahikatea, deep swamps where millions of eels squirmed and swam, and vast kumara plantations surrounded by crooked stone walls and gravel pits?

    Reading the Maps

  • The giant kahikatea, miro, totara, matai and rimu still standing untouched in the park today bear testimony to the dispute and in part at least to Bellamy's efforts to wedge himself in the thick of things.

    ScreenTalk

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