Dacrycarpus dacrydioides, a coniferous tree endemic to New Zealand. (noun)
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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."