1. (verb) to copulate, have sexual intercourse, have sex, make love.
Ka puta te kupu a Te-manu-i-te-rā ki a Tāwhaki, "Kaua e puta ki waho i tā kōrua whare mahimahi ai, kei werohia korua e ngā hihi o Te-manu-i-te-rā.’ Kīhai i whakarongo a Tāwhaki, puta ana ki waho mahimahi ai (JPS 1892:22x). / Te-manu-i-te-rā (The-bird-in-the-sun) said to Tāwhaki, "Do not go out of your house to make love, lest you be pierced by Te-manu-i-te-rā's rays." Tāwhaki did not listen, and they went outside and made love.
3. (noun) low-born, commoner, plebeian.
4. (noun) hīnau, Elaeocarpus dentatus - tall forest tree with long leaves, whitish underneath and producing masses of white flowers and edible berries, the pounded kernels of which form a meal from which hīnau bread is baked, while the bark is used for dye for the initial stage of producing the black of muka.
See also hīnau