Definition of rangiora in English:

rangiora

Pronunciation /raŋ(ɡ)ɪˈɔːrə/

noun

  • A New Zealand evergreen shrub or small tree, Brachyglottis repanda, of the family Asteraceae (Compositae), which has large ovate leaves with a soft white tomentum on the underside, and terminal clusters of small greenish-white fragrant flowers.

Origin

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