3. (noun) kinship group, clan, tribe, subtribe - section of a large kinship group and the primary political unit in traditional Māori society. It consisted of a number of whānau sharing descent from a common ancestor, usually being named after the ancestor, but sometimes from an important event in the group's history. A number of related hapū usually shared adjacent territories forming a looser tribal federation (iwi).
1. (noun) spiny dogfish, spotted spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias - a fish brownish-grey above with irregular white spots and white below. Body elongated with both dorsal fins preceded by a sharp spine. Reaches 1.2 m. Found in temperate waters around the world.
See also pioke