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akatea Play

1. (noun) white rātā vine, Metrosideros albiflora, small white rātā, clinging rātā, Metrosideros perforata - vines with white, fluffy flowers. Metrosideros albiflora is found in northern North Island. Metrosideros perforata is a woody long-climbing vine. Leaves more or less circular, dark green above, pale green below, both surfaces covered in fineglandular spots (especially evident on leaf undersides). Flowers white (rarely pink) in dense, terminal, fluffy, clusters.


akatoki Play

1. (noun) white rātā vine, Metrosideros albiflora, small white rātā, clinging rātā, Metrosideros perforata - vines with white, fluffy flowers. Metrosideros albiflora is found in northern North Island. Used for lashing toki, etc.

See also akatea


aka Play

1. (noun) vine of any climbing plant, long and thin roots.

Ko te hīnaki aka anō te mea pai ake ki te hopu tuna, i tā te Pākehā HP 1991:15). / The eel pot made from vines is a better one to catch eels than that of the Pākehā.


2. (noun) small white rātā, clinging rātā, Metrosideros perforata, large-flowered rātā vine, Metrosideros albiflora - vines with white, fluffy flowers. A number of climbing plants have aka- as a prefix to their names.

See also akatea


3. (noun) Vine - a short form video-sharing service that allows users to record and edit six-second long video clips, which can be then published through Vine's social network and shared on other services such as Facebook and Twitter. Usually Te Aka.


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