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pātōtara Play

1. (noun) pātōtara, dwarf mingimingi, Leucopogon fraseri - a very small shrub up to 15 cm high. The small leaves are very close-set with a sharp stiff point at the apex. The fruit are yellowish-orange when ripe.


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2. (noun) parsley fern, Botrychium australe - a small fern with two kinds of fronds, one plain and sterile, the other longer, narrower and fertile. Roots thick and fleshy, often ridged. Widespread but uncommon. A plant of disturbed habitats occurring on river flats, tracksides, forest clearings and reverting pasture.


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3. (noun) yellowbelly flounder, Rhombosolea leporina - distinguished from other flounder by its distinctive yellow blind-side colouration, elongate body and deeply split anterior dorsal and pelvic fin rays. Endemic to coastal Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Chatham Islands from subtidal to depths of 25 m in bays, estuaries and brackish coastal lakes.

See also pātiki tōtara


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4. (noun) prickly mingimingi, Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. juniperina - bushy prickly native shrub bearing hard narrow sharp leaves that are white underneath and pink, red, red-black or white fruit. Leaves variable in shape.


pātiki tōtara

1. (noun) yellowbelly flounder, Rhombosolea leporina - distinguished from other flounder by its distinctive yellow blind-side colouration, elongate body and deeply split anterior dorsal and pelvic fin rays. Endemic to coastal Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Chatham Islands from subtidal to depths of 25 m in bays, estuaries and brackish coastal lakes.


pātiki Play

1. (verb) to be flat, level.

He pātiki te ihu (JPS 1913:169). / The nose was flat.


2. (noun) flounder (a general term for flounder-type fish).

I ētahi pō, ka haere a Tīpene ki te rama tuna, ka wero pātiki anō ia ina kitea e ia ētahi (HP 1991:17). / Some nights Stephen would go to hunt for eels by torchlight and spear flounder whenever he saw some.


3. (noun) black flounder, Rhombosolea retiaria - an exceedingly flattened fresh water endemic fish with both eyes on the top side. Dark greenish-black with masses of bright brick-red and paler grey spots on the upper surface. Lower surface is grey-white. Widespread in coastal waters in harbours, river mouths and estuaries.


4. (noun) sand flounder, Rhombosolea plebeia - undivided to slightly divided anterior and pelvic fin rays and has a distinctive rhomboidal shape. Endemic and widespread. Adults found sub-tidally to depths of 100 m, especially on soft seabeds.


5. (noun) greenback flounder, Rhombosolea tapirina - well developed fleshy snout partly overhanging the mouth. In Aotearoa/New Zealand waters it occurs off tge east and south coasts of the South Island.


6. (noun) lemon sole, Pelotretis flavilatus - grey-to-brown fish with greenish tinge, mottled white on underside. Body oval, wider at front. Scales rough and eyes large. Endemic and found on sandy seabedsthroughout Aotearoa/New Zealand in depths of 4-618 m.


7. (noun) New Zealand turbot, Colistium nudipinnis - brownish-green with irregular darker blotches, pale on underside. Body oval. Snout with a hook-like projection that overlaps the jaws. Endemic fish that occurs from Northland coast to the south coast of the South Island, inhabiting sand and mud seabed in nearshore and subtidal areas up to 50 m.


mohoao Play

1. (noun) black flounder, Rhombosolea retiaria - an exceedingly flattened fresh water endemic fish with both eyes on the top side. Dark greenish-black with masses of bright brick-red and paler grey spots on the upper surface. Lower surface is grey-white. Widespread in coastal waters in harbours, river mouths and estuaries.

See also pātiki mohoao


pātiki mohoao Play

1. (noun) black flounder, Rhombosolea retiaria - an exceedingly flattened fresh water endemic fish with both eyes on the top side. Dark greenish-black with masses of bright brick-red and paler grey spots on the upper surface. Lower surface is grey-white. Widespread in coastal waters in harbours, river mouths and estuaries.


tāwhetawheta

1. (verb) to lie in a heap, lie together.

He maha ngā hipi kua mate i te wai. Kei te one i kō mai o Hukarere e tāwhetawheta ana ngā tinana, nā te wai i kawe ki waho ki te moana, ā, paea ana ki uta takoto ai (TWM 6/6/1867:1). / Many sheep died in the water. The carcasses are lying together on the beach beyond Hukarere, the water having carried them out to sea and then having caste them ashore to lie there.


2. (verb) to writhe, flounder.

Mehemea ka kite pū i te rau tangata e tāwhetawheta ana i roto i ōna toto, e ngāoraora ana, e auē ana i te mamae, kātahi rawa ka tau te pōuri ki te ngākau (TWM 18/3/1865:1). / If people actually see a person writhing in his own blood, convulsing and crying out in pain, only then will they become upset.


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