1. kauri

noun. resin of the kauri trees of New Zealand; found usually as a fossil; also collected for making varnishes and linoleum.


  • copal
  • kauri copal
  • kauri resin

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2. kauri

noun. white close-grained wood of a tree of the genus Agathis especially Agathis australis.


  • dammar pine
  • wood

3. kauri

noun. tall timber tree of New Zealand having white straight-grained wood.


  • kauri pine
  • Agathis australis
  • kaury
  • genus Agathis
  • dammar pine

Sentences with kauri

1. Noun, singular or mass
If you intend to plant more than one kauri, space it at least 15 feet but ideally 20 feet away from the next.

2. Noun, plural
The canopy of the kauri can reach over 100 feet wide, with the first branches starting about 50 feet off the ground.

3. Proper noun, singular
Over time, the gum of the kauri tree began to be used to make chewing gum, varnishes and other products that were resinlike in nature.

4. Adjective
Scientists use carbon dating and other methods to analyze the rings of trees from kauri logs preserved in bogs in New Zealand.