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tīhore Play

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to skin, tear the skin off, tear back, peel, pare.

Me hōripi tētahi wāhi o te kiri o te ārani kia ngāwari ai te tīhore i te kiri (PK 2008:134). / Part of the skin of the orange should be slit so that it's easy to peel.


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2. (verb) (-a,-tia) to strip.

Tīhorea ake te tuanui o te whare o te teihana rerewē i Hetingi; ko ngā rino papa o runga i o taua whare i kāhakina e te hau ki mamao noa atu (TWMNT 3/11/1874:277). / The roof of the Hastings railway station was stripped of its covering, the sheets of corrugated iron on that building were carried a considerable distance by the wind.


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3. (verb) to clear up (of rain).

Tīhore mai i uta, tīhore mai i tai, he rangi ka maomao (W 1971:416). / The rain's clearing on shore and at sea, it's a day when the rain will stop.


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4. (verb) to be cloudless (of the sky).

E tīhore ana te pō, he hukapapa (W 1971:416). / The night is clearing, there will be a frost.


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5. (modifier) bare, clear.

He wāhi anō e 20 tonu māero te whānui, engari he maunga teitei, he pari tīhore (TPH 10/4/1905:2). / It's a place 20 miles wide, but it's a high mountain with bare cliffs.


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6. (noun) flax variety, Phormium tenax - one of the best varieties of harakeke.


wharariki Play

1. (noun) mountain flax, coastal flax, Phormium cookianum - a native plant similar to New Zealand flax, but with shorter drooping leaves. Mostly orange or yellow flowers and twisted, hanging seed pods. Found throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand, from coastal rocks and cliffs to mountain slopes. Used for sleeping mats.


harareka Play

1. (noun) New Zealand flax, Phormium tenax - an important native plant with long, stiff, upright leaves and dull red flowers. Found on lowland swamps throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. It has straight, upright seed pods. This is a general name for the harakeke leaf and the plant itself, but each different variety has its own name.

See also harakeke


harakeke Play

1. (noun) New Zealand flax, Phormium tenax - an important native plant with long, stiff, upright leaves and dull red flowers. Found on lowland swamps throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. It has straight, upright seed pods. This is a general name for the harakeke leaf and the plant itself, but each different variety has its own name.

Ka pukuriri ia ki a mātau, ka patua mātau e ia ki tōna pōtae harakeke (HP 1991:24). / When he was angry with us he would hit us with his flax hat.

See also kōrari


kōrari Play

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to pluck off, pull off, tear off (twigs, etc.).

Kōraria mai te peka o te rākau nei (W 1971:140). / Pull off the branches of this tree.


2. (noun) flower stem of the flax.

Nā, ka mahia e ngā tohunga ka unuhia ngā rito kōrari, ka karakiatia kia mōhiotia ai, ka mate ka ora rānei (M 2005:280). / Now, the tohunga plucked the centre shoots of the flax, and recited incantations over them to ascertain whether the result would be defeat or victory.


3. (noun) New Zealand flax, Phormium tenax - an important native plant with long, stiff, upright leaves and dull red flowers. Found on lowland swamps throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. It has straight, upright seed pods.

Kei reira tētahi kōrari (harakeke) e tupu ana ināianei (TP 1/10/1901:11). / A flax plant is growing there now.


4. (noun) flax trumpet.


kohungaiti Play

1. (noun) type of New Zealand flax, Phormium tenax.

Ko te kohungaiti he momo harakeke, kāore i te pērā rawa te roa o ngā whā, he kārikiuri te tae, he pango ngā tapa. He pai tēnei momo mō te mahi muka (RTA 2014:106). / Kohangaiti is a type of New Zealand flax with leaves that are not very long, are dark green in colour with black edges. This type is good for making muka fibre.


ate-raukawa Play

1. (noun) a variety of flax with high quality fibre.


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