2. (loan) (modifier) French.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 70;)
3. (loan) (noun) French, Frenchman.
1. (noun) knobby clubrush, Isolepis nodosa, sea rush, Juncus kraussii - the name for several species of native plant which grow in stiff, rush-like clumps with tall, shiny, unjointed, wire-like stems with a brownish, tiny, ball-like cluster of seeds near the top of the stem. They are found on moist lands, the sea rush being mostly in coastal marsh and salty sand-flats.
1. (noun) somewhere, distant scattered places, walkabout - used to indicate indefinite distant localities when linked with wāwā.
Kua riro rātou ki wīwī, ki wāwā. / They've gone walkabout.
Hei whakatepe noa i ēnei kōrero ko tā mātou takarure i ngā mihi ā mātou ake ki a koutou i haere mai nei i wīwī, i wāwā ki te kawe mai i ō koutou whakaaro ki tō tātou māpihi maurea (HM 2/1989:2). / To conclude this account is our reiteration of our own thanks to you all who came from scattered places to convey your ideas about our treasure.