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hue

1. (noun) calabash, gourd, gourd plant, Lagenaria siceraria - a cultivated plant. The hard shell of the fruit is used for a variety of purposes.

Whakatōkia te kūkama (hue roroa) me te merengi roka (te hue kakara), me ahuahu kei pirau i te wai (TK 1/8/1845:32). / Plant cucumber (long gourds) and rock melon (sweet smelling gourds), which should be earthed up lest they rot from moisture.

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hue puruhau

1. (noun) large gourd used as a musical instrument played by blowing over the top opening.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 162-163;)

Kei roto i te hue puruhau te reo romiromi o Hine-pū-te-hue hai whakarata i a Tangaroa (Wh3 2003:162). / Inside the hue puruhau is the soothing voice of Hine-pū-te-hue (atua of musical instruments made from the gourd) which is used to pacify Tangaroa (atua of the sea).

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hue puruwai

1. (noun) shaker - medium-sized gourd with seeds used as a musical instrument by shaking.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 162-163;)

Ki te waiho noatia nga kākano ki roto tonu o te hue nui, ka waiho kia maroke, ka taea te āta huri i te hue kia puta ko tētahi puoro rite tonu ki tētahi wairere. Ko tēnei taonga puoro he hue puruwai (TWK 41:7). / If the seeds are left inside a large gourd and it's left to dry the gourd can be used to produce a sound like a waterfall. This musical instrument is a hue puruwai.

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hue rarā

1. (noun) shaker, rattle - a small gourd with the seeds either left to dry or replaced with small stones used as a musical instrument to create a strong rhythm.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 162-163;)

Ko te hue rarā he hue ngā mauranga ā-ringa a wētahi i roto i ngā mahinga kanikani, whakatautau, whakakorikori rānei (Wh3 2003:162). / The hue rarā (rattles) are gourds that are sometime held in the hands during dances, songs of enchantment or with body movements.

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pōtaka hue

1. (noun) gourd whistle top - made by placing a thin spindle through a hollow gourd, then drilling holes on the side of the gourd. When spun, the top would emit an eerie whistle.

Ka weroa hoki he kōhao i te taha o te pōtaka hue, ina tāia, ka korowhiowhio (RMR 2017). / Holes are bored into the sides of a gourd spinning top and when it is whipped it whistles.

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Hine-pū-te-hue

1. (personal name) daughter of Tāne-mahuta and Hine-rauamoa and originator of the musical instruments made from the gourd, which produce soft soothing sounds.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 162-164;)

kano

1. (noun) colour, pigment, hue, sort, kind.

Kōwhaiwhaitia ana e Maria ngā heke o te whare ki ngā kano ake anō a te Māori (TTR 1998:227). / Maria painted designs on the rafters of the house in traditional Māori colours.

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2. (noun) seed, bean, grain, ovule.

I te nuinga o te wā he iti, he mārō anō hoki te kano. / Usually a seed is small and hard.

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tae

1. (noun) hue, dye, colour, stain, pigment - not normally used before the names of colours.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 86; Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 162-165; Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 63-64;)

Ko te tae o ngā hune, e rite ana ki te pūkohu, ā, he kōrangorango te āhua (HM 4/1998:4). / The colour of the down feathers is similar to moss and is mottled.
Ina ranua te kōwhai me te whero, ko te karaka ka hua mai (HJ 2012:98). / When yellow and red are mixed together, orange results.

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