Definition of manoao in US English:

manoao

(NZ monoao) (also manoa)

noun

  • Either of two New Zealand coniferous trees of the family Podocarpaceae, both formerly assigned to the same genus, Dacrydium: (a) (originally) the silver pine, Lagarostrobos colensoi (now rare, perhaps obsolete); (b) (in later use) Halocarpus kirkii.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

manoao

/ˈmanəʊaʊ/