Definition of akeake in English:

akeake

(also ake ake, ake-ake)

noun

NZ
  • Any of several shrubs or small trees sometimes used for their hard timber, especially the hop-bush, Dodonaea viscosa (family Sapindaceae), and any of several olearias (family Asteraceae), as the daisy-tree Olearia traversorium, endemic to the Chatham Islands.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Maori akeake, reduplication of ake.

Pronunciation

akeake

/akɪˈaki/