Definition of koru in English:

koru

noun

  • A stylized fern-leaf motif in Maori carving and tattooing.

    • ‘It will have some kind of koru in it to reflect the indigenous people.’
    • ‘Gordon Walters, one of New Zealand's best artists, made frequent use of a classic Maori symbol, the koru, a curving form derived from the curled tip of the young tree-fern frond.’
    • ‘Two taiaha span the top edge of the painting, while the rest is bordered with red and black koru.’
    • ‘The koru (being a Maori symbol) balances the flag, and the traditional western approach of three horizontal stripes.’
    • ‘In this tutorial you will learn how to create a koru in a few easy steps.’

Origin

Maori.

Pronunciation

koru

/ˈkɒrʊ/