Definition of Totara

1. Noun. Valuable timber tree of New Zealand yielding hard reddish wood used for furniture and bridges and wharves.

Exact synonyms: Podocarpus Totara
Group relationships: Genus Podocarpus, Podocarpus
Generic synonyms: Conifer, Coniferous Tree



Definition of Totara

1. n. A coniferous tree (Podocarpus totara), next to the kauri the most valuable timber tree of New Zeland. Its hard reddish wood is used for furniture and building, esp. in wharves, bridges, etc. Also mahogany pine.

Definition of Totara

1. a New Zealand tree [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Totara

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totally ordered sets
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totanuses
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totara (current term)
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tote up
toteable
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toteless
totem
totem pole

Literary usage of Totara

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. New Zealand Forestry by David Ernest Hutchins (1919)
"totara may come very near Kauri. As a durable softwood, totara amongst timbers comes into the same high class as Kauri. Like Kauri, there is certain to be a ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"80: "The place received its name from a number of large totara trees. ... 308: "With the exception of the kauri, the totara affords the most valuable timber ..."

3. The Commentaries of Gaius and Rules of Ulpian by Gaius, Domitius Ulpianus (1885)
"... in totara hereditatem succedit. (178.) Sed Sabino quidem placuit, quamdiu cernere et eo modo heres fieri possit prior, etiam si pro herede gesserit, ..."

4. Parliamentary Debates (1896)
"À fair value for totara in the log would be 8s. per 100ft. ; so that the measurement ... Every old colonist knows that totara is one of our worst woods for ..."

5. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"The " mother" or tutelary deity of the totara was Te ... totara-KERIA (myth.), a celebrated canoe in which the warriors of ..."

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