noun (pl) -ris
a thorny bush of New Zealand, Discaria toumatou, that forms thickets in open country Also called wild Irishman, tumatakuru
- Mata Hari
[mah-tuh hahr-ee, mat-uh har-ee] /ˈmɑ tə ˈhɑr i, ˈmæt ə ˈhær i/ noun 1. (Gertrud Margarete Zelle) 1876–1917, Dutch dancer in France: executed as a spy by the French.
/ˈmɑːtaɪ/ noun (pl) -tais 1. a coniferous evergreen tree of New Zealand, Podocarpus spicatus, having a bluish bark and small linear leaves arranged in two rows: timber used for flooring and weatherboards Also called black pine
- Matai beer
noun a light-brown beer made from the sap of the conifer Word Origin matai (Prumnopitys taxifolia) is coniferous tree Usage Note cooking
/ˈmataˈmata/ noun 1. (in Malaysia) a former name for police