[ UK /kˈɔːɹi/ ]
  1. white close-grained wood of a tree of the genus Agathis especially Agathis australis
  2. tall timber tree of New Zealand having white straight-grained wood
  3. resin of the kauri trees of New Zealand; found usually as a fossil; also collected for making varnishes and linoleum
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How To Use kauri In A Sentence

  • The kauri is a New Zealand endemic found only in this ecoregion. Northland temperate kauri forests
  • Timbers - jarrah, kauri, macrocarpa - were hand adzed to ‘give them a woody character, and the forest origin of the timber is not lost.’
  • The solid kauri counter, twenty feet in length, was piled with goods on both sides of the cash register and around the scales.
  • They are one of the world's old, (relatively) unchanged species, much, much older than the species I think of as old, like sharks and kauri trees, and they have some pretty interesting and strange habits. My Own (Borrowed) Menagerie
  • The wry humour and lightness of spirit in Kaurismäki's films ally them with the very bittersweet comedies of Alexander Mackendrick as well as the mercilessly austere dramas of his other cinematic godhead, Robert Bresson.
  • The philosophy was that instead of planting more pines, we would introduce rimu, kauri and miro that would have a 400-year lifespan, rather than 100.
  • Commercial logging has intensively focused on two species: kauri (Agathis macrophylla) and sandalwood (Santalum austrocaledonicum). Vanuatu rain forests
  • A total of 340 acres was silviculturally treated, the work including underscrubbing and thinning of beech forests and the release of kauri saplings from competing scrub.
  • Kowhais, kauris, kanukas, lacebarks, lemonwoods, and other species surround the house lawns while older tanekahas and pines define the top boundary with Kauri Grove.
  • The first Labour government, which presided over our centennial celebrations, saw the planting of many a kauri or pohutukawa.
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