Definition of raupo in English:

raupo

noun

NZ
  • A kind of reedmace (bulrush), Typha orientalis (family Typhaceae), formerly used by Maori as a building material, for thatch, etc. Frequently attributive Also in elliptical use (now historical): a hut built of, or thatched with, this plant.

Origin

Early 19th century. From Maori raupō.

Pronunciation

raupo

/ˈraʊpəʊ/