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A small tree with aromatic leaves which are sometimes used for tea, native to New Zealand and Tasmania.
- ‘The manuka on Stewart Island have a differently shaped leaf from the manuka on the South Island so they are thought perhaps to be a different species.’
- ‘Tea tree, better known to our New Zealand listeners as manuka, looks entirely different.’
- ‘He stayed single and spent his daylight hours clearing the land of manuka, fern and flax.’
- ‘Ulsore spray is a new addition to the excellent Salcura colloidal range, every product of which includes manuka and disinfecting tea tree.’
- ‘I had to cut a track through hedgerows, manuka and gorse - you name it.’
Mid 19th century: from Maori.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.