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Meaning of "pohutukawa" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POHUTUKAWA

From Māori.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POHUTUKAWA

pohutukawa  [pəˌhuːtəˈkɑːwə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POHUTUKAWA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pohutukawa is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POHUTUKAWA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pohutukawa

Metrosideros excelsa

Metrosideros excelsa is a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of red flowers made up of a mass of stamens. The pōhutukawa is one of twelve Metrosideros species endemic to New Zealand. Renowned for its vibrant colour and its ability to survive even perched on rocky, precarious cliffs, it has found an important place in New Zealand culture for its strength and beauty and is regarded as a chiefly tree by Māori. The blossom of the tree is called kahika.

Definition of pohutukawa in the English dictionary

The definition of pohutukawa in the dictionary is a myrtaceous New Zealand tree, Metrosideros excelsa, with red flowers and hard red wood.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POHUTUKAWA


Adamawa
ˌædəˈmɑːwə
dawah
ˈdɑːwə
Jigawa
ˌdʒɪˈɡɑːwə
kajawah
kəˈdʒɑːwə
Kanazawa
ˌkænəˈzɑːwə
kawa
ˈkɑːwə
kawakawa
ˈkɑːwəˌkɑːwə
Kurosawa
ˌkʊərəˈsɑːwə
Massaua
məˈsɑːwə
Massawa
məˈsɑːwə
Okinawa
ˌəʊkɪˈnɑːwə
Soembawa
suːmˈbɑːwə
Sumbawa
suːmˈbɑːwə
Tarawa
təˈrɑːwə
tawa
ˈtɑːwə
Yukawa
juːˈkɑːwə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POHUTUKAWA

pogonip
pogonophoran
pogonotomy
pogrom
pogromist
Pogson ratio
pogy
poh
Pohai
pohiri
poi
poi dance
poignance
poignancy
poignant
poignantly
poikilitic
poikilocyte
poikilotherm
poikilothermal

WORDS THAT END LIKE POHUTUKAWA

Adowa
Chichewa
Chippewa
Djawa
fatwa
haniwa
Iowa
Kwa
malwa
manawa
Nasarawa
Ojibwa
Oshawa
Ottawa
schwa
shwa
Te Kanawa
twa
Warszawa
wawa

Synonyms and antonyms of pohutukawa in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pohutukawa» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POHUTUKAWA

Find out the translation of pohutukawa to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pohutukawa from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pohutukawa» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圣诞红花
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pohutukawa
570 millions of speakers

English

pohutukawa
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

pohutukawa
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

pohutukawa
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Pohutukawa
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pohutukawa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

pohutukawa
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pohutukawa
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pohutukawa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

pohutukawa
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ポフツカワ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포후 투카
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pohutukawa
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

pohutukawa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pohutukawa
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोहुतुकवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pohutukawa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Pohutukawa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pohutukawa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Pohutukawa
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Pohutukawa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

pohutukawa
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pohutukawa
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

pohutukawa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pohutukawa
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pohutukawa

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POHUTUKAWA»

The term «pohutukawa» is regularly used and occupies the 69.233 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POHUTUKAWA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pohutukawa» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pohutukawa» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pohutukawa

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POHUTUKAWA»

Discover the use of pohutukawa in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pohutukawa and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Pohutukawa
Bees, tui, geckoes, and bats all feed on the Pohutukawa tree, but the possum threatens the life of the tree, until a boy comes to the rescue and catches it. The cycle of life continues and the seeds of the tree are blown to the ground.
‎2000
2
Hapopo and the Pohutukawa
Hapopo and his people arrive at the shores of Aotearoa and Hapopo quickly spots the beautiful flowers...
‎2005
3
The World-Time Parallel: Tense and Modality in Logic and ...
What is a pohutukawa tree? Well, if you are in New Zealand, especially at Christmastime, you can point to something and say “That is a pohutukawa tree” — and the 'tree' represents whatever it is which makes your statement true. On pp .
A. A. Rini, 2012
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Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Open cliff tops A narrow belt of low, windswept vegetation, often of karo ( Pittosporum crassifolium), prostrate pohutukawa or stunted kanuka usually grows around the exposed tops of the high cliffs that surround Tawhiti Rahi. The vegetation ...
5
Vegetation of New Zealand
Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) establishes in grassland and fernland, on cliffs, and on volcanic and other boulder fields that are too harsh for other pioneering species. It can form an open overstorey or continuous tall forest, or be stunted ...
Peter Wardle, 1991
6
Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey Through Polynesia
Red. of. the. Pohutukawa. In addition to specifying sailing times in terms of the Maori lunar calendar, Maori traditions contain a more indirect, botani- cally phrased reference to the time of year when voyages to Aotearoa were supposedly made.
Ben R. Finney, 1994
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Tramping in New Zealand
Pohutukawa is a beautiful tree predominantly found in the north of the North Island, though it has been successfully planted throughout the South Island. Its magnificent crimson flowers appear in December, making it popularly known as the ...
Jim DuFresne, 2006
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
M9] UF Bottle brushes (Plants) Bottlebrushes (Plants) Iron trees BT Myrtaceae NT Ohia lehua Pohutukawa Rata Metrosideros collina USE Ohia lehua Metrosideros excelsa USE Pohutukawa Metrosideros excelsus USE Pohutukawa ...
Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office, 2006
9
Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Pohutukawa forest is the fifth and most advanced community, and has established on the steep flanks of the main ridge. The 4-7 m tall forest is crowned with kanuka along the windswept summit ridge where it grades into shrubland.
10
Library of Congress Subject Headings
M9] UF Bottle brushes (Plants) Bottlebrushes (Plants) Iron trees BT Myrtaceae NT Pohutukawa Metrosideros collina USE Ohia-lehua Metrosideros excelsa USE Pohutukawa Metrosideros excelsus USE Pohutukawa Metrosideros polymorpha  ...
‎1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POHUTUKAWA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pohutukawa is used in the context of the following news items.
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On behalf of the pohutukawa trees
Mr Matthews has insisted that an issue associated with overhead power lines and Pohutukawa trees adjacent to the easement's route, needs to ... «Taranaki Daily News, Jul 15»
2
Kia ora: Matata
Best view: The Matata Straights go for about 10km and make a stunning coastal drive offering views of the Pacific Ocean, pohutukawa trees ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
3
Crimson tide feared for pohutukawa, woman warns
Fears are being raised 'sacred' pohutukawa will be on their last legs if quick action isn't taken. Erosion could tumble a stand of the crimson ... «Auckland stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
4
Gardening: 'Christmas wonder from Down Under'
In New Zealand many trees are known by their Maori name, this tree is called Pohutukawa which means 'drenched with mist'. The tree is a ... «Limerick Leader, Jul 15»
5
Weather ravages the north
The toppled tree, which he believed was a pohutukawa, had ''clean snapped off and gone through into the middle of the road" next to ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
6
Ask Phoebe: Bridge progress
Transport Agency staff decided not to remove the six pohutukawa trees from Great North Rd. Photo / Dean Purcell. Now that some of the work ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
7
NZ's oldest ANZAC memorial commemorates 100 years
The 14 of July marks 100 years since two Pohutukawa trees were planted in Rata Street, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt in memory of soldiers' brave ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
8
Owner finds stolen horse, but others still missing
The horse was discovered in a paddock at the end of Pohutukawa Dr yesterday by the owner. Police were called. Another missing horse was ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
9
Onehunga foreshore restoration on track
... sports and recreation Greg Hannah says about 30,000 native plants and 350 trees have now been planted, including pohutukawa, cabbage ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
10
Pride of NZ: Pohutukawas' friend possums' implacable enemy
As a result, he has helped regenerate many pohutukawa and encouraged native ... Then he noticed the decimation of the coastal pohutukawa. «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Pohutukawa [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pohutukawa>. Dec 2022 ».
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