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Definition of Ngaio
1. a New Zealand tree [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ngaio
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ngaio (current term)
Literary usage of Ngaio
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1917)
"They went on and came to Roto-ngaio, where Werewere was living in his pa ... Te Roro-o-te-rangi was buried at Motu-hinahina, Roto-ngaio, on the western side ..."
2. The King Country, Or, Explorations in New Zealand: Or, Explorations in New by James Henry Kerry-. Nicholls (1884)
"A grand view—True source of the Waikato—-The river of " streaming water"—Our first camp—Variation of temperature—Roto ngaio —To Hatepe Te Poroporo—The lake ..."
3. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"It is now frequently called Mauri- land (qv). New Zealand Spinach, n. See Spinach. ngaio, n. Maori name for a New Zealand tree, ..."
4. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"ngaio, the name oî a small tree (Bot. ilyo- porum ... to pretend, to make-believe, in sport : Ko nga kai a te manuhiri he kai whaka- ngaio—l\ M., 162. ..."