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A tall red-flowered tree native to New Zealand, which yields decorative timber used for cabinetmaking.
- ‘There were rewarewa, kamahi and rata flowering, tinting the bush a deep rusty-red.’
- ‘This consisted of 2 tbsp rewarewa honey, 1 tbsp of black peppercorns crushed coarsely, half a tsp of salt, 2 tbsp red wine or port and the grated rind of a lemon or lime.’
- ‘When Frederic and Octavius Carrington, the surveyors for the New Plymouth Company, began the survey of New Plymouth in 1841, Pukaka Pa was covered with a beautiful growth of karaka, rewarewa, rangiora, kohekoke and similar native trees.’
Mid 19th century: from Maori.
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