- a tall evergreen tree (Agathis australis) of the pine family, growing in New Zealand
- its wood
- a resin (kauri resin, kauri gum) from this tree, often found as a fossil, used in varnishes, adhesives, and linoleum
Origin of kauriMaori
- Any of several coniferous evergreen trees of the genus Agathis, especially A. australis of New Zealand, having broad leathery leaves. Also called kauri pine.
- The white close-grained wood of one of these trees.
- A resinous copal or a fossilized resin of these trees, chiefly A. australis, formerly used in varnishes and in the manufacture of linoleum. Also called kauri gum.
Origin of kauriMaori kawri.
- Conifers of the genus Agathis, family Araucariaceae, found in Australasia and Melanesia.
From New Zealand.