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kōrari

1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to pluck off, pull off, tear off (twigs, etc.).

Kōraria mai te peka o te rākau nei (W 1971:140). / Pull off the branches of this tree.

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2. (noun) flower stem of the flax.

Nā, ka mahia e ngā tohunga ka unuhia ngā rito kōrari, ka karakiatia kia mōhiotia ai, ka mate ka ora rānei (M 2005:280). / Now, the tohunga plucked the centre shoots of the flax, and recited incantations over them to ascertain whether the result would be defeat or victory.

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3. (noun) New Zealand flax, Phormium tenax - an important native plant with long, stiff, upright leaves and dull red flowers. Found on lowland swamps throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. It has straight, upright seed pods.

Kei reira tētahi kōrari (harakeke) e tupu ana ināianei (TP 1/10/1901:11). / A flax plant is growing there now.

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4. (noun) flax trumpet.

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