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2006-08-20 22:40:41

By Gyles Beckford WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of New Zealanders gathered on Monday to bury the Maori queen, one of the country's most respected indigenous leaders, and celebrate the inauguration of her son as her successor.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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