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A New Zealand tree with orange berries containing seeds which are poisonous unless roasted.
- ‘She writes very sensitively about them, and events that could be scoffed at by outsiders (such as one member shaking hands with a karaka tree on the first pilgrimage to Waitangi) are treated openly and honestly.’
- ‘I helped my friend at one stage to collect the seeds of karakas.’
- ‘The attackers cut down karaka trees for ladders to breach the walls.’
- ‘The following steps describe how our kuia prepared the karaka kernels for eating.’
- ‘The dominant species in the bush is the karaka, but there is also mahoe (whiteywood).’
Mid 19th century: from Maori.
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