Definition of "kahikatea" [kahikatea]
- (noun) Dacrycarpus dacrydioides, a coniferous tree endemic to New Zealand.
Use "kahikatea" in a sentence
- "Since then, I've been tracking down trees in all corners of the world – the giant redwoods of California, the world's tallest; the mountain ash of New South Wales, almost as tall as the redwoods and the kahikatea of New Zealand; I have seen the forest giants being felled in Brazil – some of them providing marvellous timber, others useless, with wood like wet sponge, and sometimes with a most alarming stink."
- "Dense forests of kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) once covered the more fertile river valleys where flood events periodically rejuvenated the soil."
- "An important peat community is found at the Kopuatai peat dome, and kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydiodes) swamp forest once occupied a large portion of Whangamarino swamp, before being overcome by flooding and peat growth."