Definition of Rewa-rewa
1. Noun. Slender elegant tree of New Zealand having racemes of red flowers and yielding valuable mottled red timber.
Group relationships: Genus Knightia, Knightia
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Literary usage of Rewa-rewa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indian Forester (1880)
"THE rewa-rewa AND OTHER NEW ZEALAND TIMBERS.—Mr. T. Kirk contributes some valuable notes and suggestions to the transactions of the New Zealand Institute on ..."
2. David Kennedy: The Scottish Singer : Reminiscences of His Life and Work by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, David Kennedy (1887)
"The Volcanic Country—Bathing in a Hot Lake—A Maori Pah—The Great Geyser of Whaka-rewa-rewa. ... rewarewa."
3. At Home in Fiji by Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming (1883)
"I hear there are some very curious sulphur-springs, white cones, and mud-baths at a place called Whaka-rewa-rewa, about three miles from here, ..."
4. Round the World with the Irish Delegates. by Thomas Henry Gratton Esmonde (1892)
"Hard by is a Maori settlement, called Whaka-rewa-rewa—about the most curiously- situated hamlet ... The Great Geyser at Whaka-rewa-rewa is an awesome thing. ..."
5. The Fijians: A Study of the Decay of Custom by Basil Thomson, Bolton Glanvill Corney, James Stewart (1908)
"... TENURES IN REWA Rewa is the most perfect example of a Fijian state known to us. Even its disruption in the great war with Mbau in 1845 has not been able ..."