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- n. A Samoan chief.
- n. A coniferous tree, Prumnopitys taxifolia, endemic to New Zealand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coniferous tree of New Zealand, Podocarpus spicata, with a pale or reddish soft durable wood.
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- n. conifer of Australia and New Zealand
Tupua Tamasese Efi said the chiefs and traditional orators - "matai" - of his village had stripped him of the ancient kingly title of "Tui Atua", and banished him along with his extended family.
Toleafoa is a Samoan matai chiefly title bestowed upon his eminence by the local authorities, presumably for helping them build a stadium without sinking them into a huge pile of debt a la South Africa 2010.
The uniform canopy is dominated by broadleaf species, mainly kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa) and tawa (Beilschmiedia tawa), with some emergent podocarps (e.g., rimu and matai).
The foothills from north to south were covered in beech forest (Nothofagus spp.), while the plains were covered with mixed beech-podocarp forest dominated by matai (Prumnoptitys taxifolia) and totara (Podocarpus totara).
Jack got in touch with the matai of the family that owned it and arranged to lease it.
Cultural studies with matai (Chinese water chestnut).
The introduction into the United States and the culture of Eleocharis dulcis, the matai of China.
Chinese water chestnut or matai, a paddy crop of China.
Ang dugong totoo nang atin panginoon Jesuchristo, capara niun nabohos sa cruz nang na matai siya.
Ipanalangin sa dios ang nabubuhai at ang nanga matai na christiano.