Definition of Makomako

1. Noun. Graceful deciduous shrub or small tree having attractive foliage and small red berries that turn black at maturity and are used for making wine.




Definition of Makomako

1. Noun. A tree endemic to New Zealand, taxonomic name ''Aristotelia serrata'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Makomako

making tracks
making up
making use
making water
making waves
making whoopee
makings
makiotoshi
makis
makiwara
makizushi
makkoli
mako
mako shark
mako sharks
makomako (current term)
makos
makossa
makovickyite
maks
makunouchi
makuta
makutu
makuuchi
makuuchi-kaku
makuuchi dohyo-iri
mal
mal-
mal-parry

Literary usage of Makomako

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

1. A Dictionary of the Language of Mota, Sugarloaf Island, Banks' Islands, with by Robert Henry Codrington, John Palmer (1896)
"... when the friends of the candidate lay leaves on the money in a basket ; we sese makomako, when they pull apart the garland and distribute the money. ..."

2. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1897)
"It is an old Dravidian tree-name. Mallika in Hindustani is the Arabian jessamine. Solatium sp.—Marquesan makomako (on ..."

3. New Zealand Official Yearbook by New Zealand Dept. of Statistics (1907)
"... yellow-pine, tawa, kawakawa, (tall pepper-tree), rewarewa (New Zealand honeysuckle), horopito (pepper-tree), makomako (wineberry), manuka (tea-tree), ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Until recent years the forest birds did much to atone for this deficiency, for among them the tui and makomako rank high » songsters, ..."

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