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pāua Play

1. (noun) pāua, abalone, sea ear, Haliotis spp. - edible univalve molluscs of rocky shores that have flattened, ear-shaped shells with a row of small holes for breathing. They have a strong grip on rocks but move about at night grazing on seaweed. Haliotis iris, the largest pāua, has peacock-like colours on the inside of the shell.

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.


Synonyms: tuke o rangi


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2. (noun) spinner, fishing lure with a pāua shell inlay.

Ka tae ki tana pāua pounamu, ka hoe ki te moana, ka whiu i tana pāua ki te wai (Biggs 1997:43). / He took his greenstone and pāua spinner, paddled out to sea, and cast it onto the water (Biggs 1997:42).


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3. (noun) hoof.

Hei te haruru o te takahi o ngā pāua o ōna hōiho kaha, hei te rorohū o ōna hāriata, hei te ngaehe o ōna wīra, kore iho ngā mātua e tahuri ki muri ki ā rātou tamariki (PT Heremaia 47:3). / At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children.


tuke o rangi Play

1. (noun) pāua, abalone, sea ear, Haliotis iris - edible univalve mollusc of rocky shores that has flattened, ear-shaped shells with a row of small holes for breathing. Has a strong grip on rocks but move about at night grazing on seaweed. Haliotis iris, the largest pāua, has peacock-like colours on the inside of the shell.

See also pāua


Synonyms: pāua


hihiwa Play

1. (noun) queen pāua, austral abalone, silver pāua, yellow-footed pāua, Haliotis australis - an endemic mollusc to Aotearoa/New Zealand, the shell varying in size between 40 mm and 100 mm, silvery inside with a smooth criss-cross ridge pattern. The foot is a bright yellow-orange.

See also hauwai


karahiwa Play

1. (noun) queen pāua, austral abalone, silver pāua, yellow-footed pāua, Haliotis australis - an endemic mollusc to Aotearoa/New Zealand, the shell varying in size between 40 mm and 100 mm, silvery inside with a smooth criss-cross ridge pattern. The foot is a bright yellow-orange.

See also hauwai


karariwha Play

1. (noun) queen pāua, austral abalone, silver pāua, yellow-footed pāua, Haliotis australis - an endemic mollusc to Aotearoa/New Zealand, the shell varying in size between 40 mm and 100 mm, silvery inside with a smooth criss-cross ridge pattern. The foot is a bright yellow-orange.

See also hauwai


kararuri Play

1. (noun) young pāua, Haliotis iris.


koeo Play

1. (noun) queen pāua, austral abalone, silver pāua, yellow-footed pāua, Haliotis australis - an endemic mollusc to Aotearoa/New Zealand, the shell varying in size between 40 mm and 100 mm, silvery inside with a smooth criss-cross ridge pattern. The foot is a bright yellow-orange.

See also hauwai


koio Play

1. (noun) virgin pāua, Haliotis virginea - a smaller and rarer shellfish, this pāua occurs as two subspecies, one from the southern areas and one from the north. Both have most attractive and strongly coloured shells.


korohiwa Play

1. (noun) queen pāua, austral abalone, silver pāua, yellow-footed pāua, Haliotis australis - an endemic mollusc to Aotearoa/New Zealand, the shell varying in size between 40 mm and 100 mm, silvery inside with a smooth criss-cross ridge pattern. The foot is a bright yellow-orange.

See also hauwai


kororiwha Play

1. (noun) queen pāua, austral abalone, silver pāua, yellow-footed pāua, Haliotis australis - an endemic mollusc to Aotearoa/New Zealand, the shell varying in size between 40 mm and 100 mm, silvery inside with a smooth criss-cross ridge pattern. The foot is a bright yellow-orange.

See also hauwai


marapeka Play

1. (noun) virgin pāua, Haliotis virginea - a smaller and rarer shellfish, this pāua occurs as two subspecies, one from the southern areas and one from the north. Both have most attractive and strongly coloured shells.

See also koio


marariwha Play

1. (noun) queen pāua, austral abalone, silver pāua, yellow-footed pāua, Haliotis australis - an endemic mollusc to Aotearoa/New Zealand, the shell varying in size between 40 mm and 100 mm, silvery inside with a smooth criss-cross ridge pattern. The foot is a bright yellow-orange.

See also hauwai


hauwai Play

1. (noun) queen pāua, austral abalone, silver pāua, yellow-footed pāua, Haliotis australis - an endemic mollusc to Aotearoa/New Zealand, the shell varying in size between 40 mm and 100 mm, silvery inside with a smooth criss-cross ridge pattern. The foot is a bright yellow-orange.


2. (modifier) damp, moist.

He one maroke, mā te tau hauwai e tipu ai te kai (W 1971:42). / Dry ground and in moist years food will grow.


3. (noun) hydrogen (H).


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