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kohikohi

1. (verb) (-a) to collect, gather together.

Ka kitea e ia te wāhi, arā, te urupā o Te Kooti, ā, ka riro māna tonu e hahu, e kohikohi ngā wheua, ā, māna e hari atu ki Tūranga (TTT 1/3/1924:12). / He found the place, that is the burial place of Te Kooti, and it would be for him to disinter and collect the bones and he would take them to Gisborne.

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kohikohi

1. (noun) trumpeter, Latris lineata - a fish, yellow-brown on the back and sides with three bands of olive to yellow-green along the side. Belly silvery yellow, body elongated and compressed. Head with distinct concave profile.

Ko ētahi o āna mahi i te moutere he hopu haere, he kohi haere rānei i ētahi atu momo kai, arā, i te kekeno, i te kina, i te pāua, i te pākirikiri, i te mararī, i te kohikohi me te weka (TTR 1996:72). / Some of her tasks on the island was hunting and gathering various types of food, such as seals, sea-urchins, pāua, blue cod, butterfish, trumpeter and weka.

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2. (noun) opalfish, Hemerocoetes spp. - a slender-bodied fish with a flattened shovel-like head and a knob at the tip of the jaw.

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