Definition of poroporo in English:

poroporo

noun

NZ
  • Either of two shrubs native to New Zealand and Australia, Solanum aviculare and S. laciniatum (family Solanaceae), bearing lavender or purple-blue flowers followed by edible orange berries.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Wakefield (1820–1879), promoter of colonization. From Maori poroporo.

Pronunciation

poroporo

/ˈpɒrəʊpɒrəʊ/