- n kahikatea New Zealand evergreen valued for its light easily worked wood
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n kahikatea The coniferous tree Podocarpus dacrydioides of New Zealand, called by the colonists white pine. It grows to the height of 100 or 150 feet, forming forests on swampy ground. Its wood is white and tough, and of excellent service when protected from wet. Its white sweet fruit is eaten by the natives. Also kai-katea, kakikatea, and kakaterro.