One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An ornamental evergreen shrub or small tree with leathery leaves and clusters of small dark red flowers, native to New Zealand and naturalized in parts of Europe.
Pittosporum crassifolium, family Pittosporaceae
- ‘When I put them in I thought karo were pretty indestructible with few diseases!’
- ‘Karo is an excellent shelter plant, as it is extremely resistant to wind.’
Mid 19th century: from Maori.
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