Definition of monoao in English:

monoao

(also monowa, monowai)

Pronunciation /ˈmɒnəʊaʊ/

noun

New Zealand
  • A heathlike New Zealand shrub, Dracophyllum subulatum (family Epacridaceae), which has slender, rigid leaves.

    The name monoao is occasionally confused with manoao, and is frequently used for the coniferous tree Halocarpus kirkii.

Origin

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