Definition of mangeao in English:

mangeao

(also mangeo, mangi, mangiao)

noun

  • A New Zealand tree, Litsea calicaris, of the family Lauraceae, with tough, light brown wood.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Taylor (?1805–1873). From Maori mangeao, mangeo mangeao; compare N.Z. English tangeao.