kowhai kowhai n. A shrub or small tree ({Sophora tetraptera}) of New Zealand and Chile having pendulous racemes of tubular golden-yellow flowers; it yields a hard strong wood.

Syn: {Sophora tetraptera}. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Kowhai — Taxobox name = Kowhai Tree image width = 250px image caption = Kowhai flowers regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae genus = Sophora subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • kowhai — /koh wuy/, n. a New Zealand tree, Sophora tetraptera, of the legume family, having clusters of golden yellow flowers. [1825 35; < Maori ko(w)hai] * * * …   Universalium

  • kowhai — noun A small woody legume tree native to New Zealand that has yellow flowers. It is the national flower of New Zealand …   Wiktionary

  • kowhai — n. shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and Chile with hanging clusters of yellow flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kowhai — [ kəʊwʌɪ, kɔ:fʌɪ] noun a tree native to New Zealand and Chile, with hanging clusters of yellow flowers. [Sophora tetraptera.] Origin C19: from Maori …   English new terms dictionary

  • kowhai — ko·whai …   English syllables

  • kowhai — /ˈkoʊwaɪ / (say kohwuy), /ˈkoʊfaɪ / (say kohfuy) noun a tree of New Zealand and Chile, Sophora microphylla, noted for its golden, bell shaped flowers. {Maori} …   Australian English dictionary

  • kowhai — n. any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Sophora, esp. S. microphylla native to New Zealand, with pendant clusters of yellow flowers. Etymology: Maori …   Useful english dictionary

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