Definition of monoao in US English:

monoao

(also monowai, monowa)

noun

NZ
  • A heathlike New Zealand shrub, Dracophyllum subulatum (family Epacridaceae), which has slender, rigid leaves.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Taylor (?1805–1873). From Maori monoao.

Pronunciation

monoao

/ˈmɒnəʊaʊ/