Definition of mingimingi in English:

mingimingi

noun

NZ
  • 1Any of several evergreen Australasian shrubs of or formerly belonging to the genus Cyathodes (family Epacridaceae), having small, leathery, sharply pointed leaves and tiny greenish-white flowers; especially C. juniperina and Leucopogon fasciculatus, which have red or white berries.

  • 2Any of several evergreen New Zealand shrubs of the genus Coprosma (family Rubiaceae), with small leathery leaves and tiny greenish flowers; especially C. propinqua, having translucent blue berries.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), botanist. From Maori mingimingi.

Pronunciation

mingimingi

/ˈmɪŋ(ɡ)ɪmɪŋ(ɡ)i/