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- n. An evergreen tree, Myoporum laetum, native to New Zealand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In New Zealand, Myoporum lætum, a shrub or small tree closely allied to the bastard sandalwood of Hawaii (M. Sandwicense) and the Australian blueberry-tree (M. serratum). It bears small edible drupes and its light, tough white wood is used for making gunstocks. In the South Island the name is generally corrupted to kaio.
From Maori. (Wiktionary)