Meaning of ongaonga in English:

ongaonga

Pronunciation /ˈɒŋ(ɡ)əɒŋ(ɡ)ə/

noun

New Zealand
  • The New Zealand tree nettle, Urtica ferox, which has virulent stinging hairs and grows into a shrub of up to 10 feet (3 metres) in height.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Taylor (?1805–1873). From Maori ongaonga.