Definition of karo in English:

karo

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Maori.

Pronunciation

karo

/ˈkarəʊ/