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rimu

1. (noun) seaweed - a general term.

Ka tahuri rātau ki te koko rimu hei takotoranga mō ngā pāua me ngā ika maroke kia mākūkū ai, koi kino i te rehu waitai (JPS 1913:111). / They proceeded to pull up seaweed as receptacles for the pāua and the dried fish so that they would be moist, and so that they should not be spoiled by the sea spray.

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See also parengo, karengo, rimurapa, rimurimu


2. (noun) moss - a general term.


3. rimu, red pine, Dacrydium cupressinum - a tall coniferous tree with dark brown flaking bark, scale-like prickly leaves and gracefully weeping branches.

He nui anō ngā rākau nunui i taua wā, he tōtara, he rimu, he kahika, he mataī, he miro, he kauri me ngā rākau pakupaku, he patatē, he hinahina he kaikōmako te paunga o te ngahere i te ahi (HTK 20/1/1894:5). / There were many giant trees at that time, tōtara, rimu, kahikatea, mataī, miro and kauri, with the small trees, patatē, whiteywood and kaikōmako, which were all destroyed in the fire.

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puaka

1. (verb) to flower, produce fruit.

Kua kōpuku ngā hua hou o te piki, kua puaka ngā wāina, e kakara mai nei (PT Te Waiata a Horomona 2:13). / The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.

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2. (noun) flower.

Ka makā atu e Taininihi tōna kura, ka ākiritia ki te waitai i tana kitenga tuatahi i ngā puaka ngangana o te rātā (TMT 2/9/1861:11). / Taininihi threw away his treasured possession, he threw it into the sea when he first saw the red flowers of the rātā tree.

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3. (noun) dry twig.

Ka kopenua te pepa, hei tūāpapa mō te ahi. Kātahi ka whakatakotoria ngā puaka me ngā wahie nui ake ki runga ake (HJ 2012:198). / The paper is scrunched up as a foundation for the fire. Then the dry twigs and larger firewood are laid on top.

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4. (noun) rimu, red pine, Dacrydium cupressinum - a tall coniferous tree with dark brown flaking bark, scale-like prickly leaves and gracefully weeping branches.

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huarangi

1. (noun) fruit of the rimu.


2. (noun) larva of kūmara moth, Agrius convolvuli - also called convolvulus hawk moth.

kāpara

1. (noun) hard resinous wood (of rimu, kahikatea, etc.).

Mahia ai te tao i te tawa, te kāpara, ā, hei ētahi wā mahia mai ai te aka (Te Ara 2015). / Bird spears were made from tawa wood, resinous heartwood of rimu or kahikatea, and sometimes of the stems of climbing plants.

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māpara

1. (noun) heartwood - especially of kahikatea and rimu.


2. (noun) wood saturated in resin.

Te rahokoroheke he heru, he mea hanga ki te māpara kahika (W 1971:179). / The 'rahokoroheke' was a comb made of resinous kahikatea wood.

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3. (noun) castanets.

E tauparoro ana ngā māpara kia ū ai rātou ki te manawataki o te kanikani (PK 2008:394). / The castanets are playing so that they can keep to the rhythm of the dance.
He rite ngā māpara ki ngā ngutu o te pārera te hanga, arā, e rua ngā papa pakipaki iti ka hangaia ki te rākau, ki te kōiwi, ki te kōhatu, ki te kotakota rānei. Ka puritia ki te ringa, ā, mā te huaki me te kati i te kōnui me te kōroa e hāmama ai (RTP 2010:73). / Castanets are made like the lips of of a grey duck, that is, two small flat clappers are made of wood, bone, stone or shells. They are held with the hand and by opening and closing the thumb and index finger they make a noise.

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ngāpara

1. (noun) resinous wood - of trees such as kahikatea and rimu used as a torch, or to provide soot for moko.

Kātahi ka mau te iwi ki te ahi, he rama, arā, ko ā te Māori rama, he ngāpara (JPS 1893:215). / Then the people took up their lighted torches, that is the traditional Māori torches of resinous wood.

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pāpākiri

1. (noun) scaly bark, flaky bark - found on such trees as rimu, mataī, monoao and kauri.

popoia hakeke

1. (noun) septate-spored polypore, Polyporus septosporus - a native fungi found on the dead wood of rimu, kahikatea and beech trees.

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