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.
- n. An evergreen tree, Myoporum laetum, native to New Zealand.
- From Maori. (Wiktionary)
“Ihave about a hundred english murder mysteries from agatha christie to ngaio marsh to ruth rendell to p. d.james, ect … i would trade them in or sell them for a mere pittance so that i might be able to aquire some new titles.”
“Richard Boston Reading, Berkshire EUREKA Ngaio Marsh I seem to have known for a long time that ngaio, the given name of the late Novo-Zelanian author of detective novels, was a Maori word, but only recently did I learn that it is the name of a New Zealand shrub or tree, related to the Australian blueberry tree and the Hawaiian bastard sandalwood, the wood of which was used for making gunstocks.”
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