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.
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.
2. (noun) flower.
2. (noun) larva of kūmara moth, Agrius convolvuli - also called convolvulus hawk moth.
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.
1. (noun) resinous wood - of trees such as kahikatea and rimu used as a torch, or to provide soot for moko.