Totara To"ta*ra, n. [Maori.] A coniferous tree ({Podocarpus totara}), next to the kauri the most valuable timber tree of New Zealand. Its hard reddish wood is used for furniture and building, esp. in wharves, bridges, etc. Also {mahogany pine}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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