Definition of pingao in English:

pingao

noun

(also pingau)
New Zealand
  • A New Zealand sedge, Desmoschoenus spiralis, which has golden-brown foliage and long rhizomes that help to stabilize sand dunes.

Pronunciation

pingao

/ˈpiːŋ(ɡ)aʊ/ /ˈpɪŋ(ɡ)aʊ/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hooker (1817–1911), botanist. From Maori pīngao.