Meaning of karo in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkarəʊ/

nounplural noun karos

  • An ornamental evergreen shrub or small tree with leathery leaves and clusters of small dark red flowers, native to New Zealand and naturalized in parts of Europe.

    Pittosporum crassifolium, family Pittosporaceae

    ‘Karo is an excellent shelter plant, as it is extremely resistant to wind.’
    • ‘When I put them in I thought karo were pretty indestructible with few diseases!’


Mid 19th century from Maori.