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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Kauri \Ka"u*ri\, n. [Native name.] (Bot.) A tall coniferous tree of New Zealand Agathis australis, or Dammara australis), having white straight-grained wood furnishing valuable timber and also yielding one kind of dammar resin. [Written also kaudi, kaury, cowdie, and cowrie.] [1913 Webster]