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- n. Any of various New Zealand plants of the genus Metrosideros, yielding a hard dark red wood.
- n. The mangosteen tree Garcinia dulcis of Indonesia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A New Zealand forest tree (Metrosideros robusta), also, its hard dark red wood, used by the Maoris for paddles and war clubs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree of New Zealand, Metrosideros robusta, growing from 60 to 80 feet high, the wood of which is used in cabinet-work, and in civil and naval architecture.