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Found 29 matches

para Play

1. (noun) king fern, horseshoe fern, Marattia salicina - huge, tufted native ground fern with unusually large, heavy, dark, glossy fronds, divided into long, strap-like leaflets. Stalks clasping at base, with large ear-like lobes. The underground stems were an important food.

Ka tunua ki te ahi ka maoa, ka romia, tangotango ana, ka mawhaki, ka kitea te māngaro, ka kīia kātahi te para māngaro (TP 1/1911:4). / It is cooked in the fire and when ready, it is squeezed, handled, broken open and the flouriness is discovered so the comment is made that it is floury para fern tubers.


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2. (noun) banded kōkopu, cockabully, Galaxias fasciatus, whitebait - small, blunt-nosed, endemic freshwater fish that is slender, lacks scales and carries a dorsal fin set far to the rear. Head and body dark brown to olive-green with narrow polar bars crossing flanks and continuous across back. Widespread in forested areas. Capable of climbing moist vertical faces. The juvenile form is called whitebait.

See also kōkopu


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3. (noun) orchid tuber - tuberous edible roots of potato orchids, Gastrodia cunninghamii, Orthoceras strictum.


para Play

1. (noun) refuse, rubbish, waste, trash.

Makaia atu ai ngā para me ngā aha noa iho o ngā kāinga ki reira. / Rubbish and any old thing from the homes is discarded there.

See also parakore


2. (noun) sediment.

E rite ana ngā uaua toto o te tinana ki te kōrere wai. Ka mahea ana te kōrere, pai ana te rere o te wai. Ka putu ana he para ki roto i te kōrere, kua iti haere te rere o te wai. Mehemea ka purutiti i te para, kati tonu atu. Pērā tonu te āhua o te rere o te toto i ngā uaua ki te manawa (Wh3 2003:121). / The arteries of the body are like water pipes. When the pipe is clear, the water flows well. When sediment collects in the pipe, the flow of water diminishes. If it is clogged up with sediment, it is blocked. The flow of blood in the arteries to the heart are exactly the same.


3. (noun) left over pieces stripped off in preparing harakeke (New Zealand flax).

See also kaku


pārae Play

1. (noun) level or undulating open country.

He tino whakaahua ātaahua ki a rātou ngā maunga, ngā pukepuke, ngā ngahere, ngā kapua, ngā pārae e hipokina nei e ngā tarutaru matomato (TTT 1/8/1926:442). / To them the mountains, hills, forests, clouds and the undulating country covered in lush grass is a beautiful picture.


para Play

1. (noun) bravery, courage, pluck, spirit, grit, fortitute.

He tangata whai para tērā (W 1971:262). / That is a person that has spirit.


parā Play

1. (transitive verb) to turn yellow, discoloured.

Ka parā nga kai o tō māra (W 1971:262). / The crops of your garden have turned yellow.


pāra Play

1. (noun) frostfish, Lepidopus caudatus - an eel-like fish with a silver elongated body and large, dagger-like teeth. Widespread in Aotearoa/New Zealand in depths of 20-800 m.

Hopukina ai e te Māori ngā momo tuna katoa – te ngōiro, te tuere, te pāra, te piharau (Te Ara 2012). / Māori caught all types of eels - conger eels, hagfish, frostfish and lamprey.

See also taharangi


2. (noun) stone flake.

Ka kitea ngā pāra pai, ka mahia hai kautete (JPS 1929:217). / When good stone flakes are found they're made into cutting tools.


para Play

1. (noun) game where darts are thrown from one person to another.


pāra Play

1. (loan) (noun) parlour - a sitting room in a private house or a room in a hotel for the private use of residents.

Ka mutu tēnei ka haere atu rātau ki te pāra ki te haina i ō rātau ingoa ki te pukapuka a te wahine a te Kāwana (TPH 7/6/1898:6). / When this ended they went to the parlour to sign the book of the Governor's wife.


para Play

1. (noun) bellbird, Anthornis melanura - an olive-green songbird with a short curved bill and dark bluish-black wings known for its loud, clear, liquid songs. Female has a lighter colour and a white stripe below the eye.

See also korimako


para Play

1. (verb) (-hia,-ia,-ngia) to clear, cut down (bush, etc.), remove obstructions, shine clearly, come out from behind the clouds.

Nei te pōwhiri atu ki a koutou, kei pōkaku noa mai koutou e aukatihia noahia mai ana ki ēnei kura e toru nā rātou nei i te para te huarahi (HM 2/1999). / Here is the invitation to you all in case you are mistaken into thinking that you are being excluded from these three schools which paved the way.


para mōrearea Play

1. (noun) hazardous waste.

Ko te para mōrearea: Koia nei ngā para ka patu i te hauora o te tangata, ka tūkino rānei i te taiao (RP 2009:317). / Hazardous waste: This is waste that damages a person's health, or harms the environment.


taiaroa para Play

1. (noun) mini-bin, skip, rubbish container.


tio para Play

1. (noun) bluff oyster, Tiostrea chilensis lutaria - a bivalve mollusc found on mud, sand or gravel from low tide level to depths of 35 m. Richest beds are in Te Ara-a-Kiwa (Foveaux Strait).


para whakawai Play

1. (verb) to practise the use of weapons.

Kātahi ka para whakawai taua tamaiti nei, ka mōhio ki te mau patu (W 1971:262). / Then that child practised the use of weapons and would know how to use weapons.


2. (noun) trial of skills in a game or a sport.

He rawe a Kurawhā mehemea ka tū ki te para whakawai (W 1971:262). / Kurawhā is excellent if trials of skill in games are held.


moko pārae Play

1. (noun) gecko (an unidentified species).

Te ingoa o taua waka, ko 'Mangarara'; ngā rangatira o runga, ko Wheketoro, ko te Waiopotango, ko Rauarikiao, ko Tarawhata, me ētahi atu. Nā tēnei waka i mau mai te tuatara, te teretere, te kumukumu, te moko pārae, me te moko kākāriki, (he mea āhua rite katoa ki te tuatara) (TWMNT 22/8/1876:201). / The name of the canoe was 'Mangarara', and the chiefs who came on it were Wheketoro, Waiopotango, Rauarikiao, Tarawhata, and a number of others. This canoe brought the tuatara, the brown gecko, the kumukumu, the moko pārae, and the green gecko, (all reptiles like the tuatara).


para ahumahi Play

1. (noun) industrial waste.

Ko te para ahumahi: Ko ngā para ka puta i ngā momo ahumahi, pērā i te auahi me te hauhā ka tukuna ki te kōhauhau (RP 2009:317). / Industrial waste: The waste that results from different types of industry, such as smoke and carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere.


para wē Play

1. (noun) liquid waste.

Ko te para wē ka papī atu ki te oneone, ka tāhawahawa i te wainuku (RP 2009:379). / The liquid waste seeps into the soil and contaminates the ground water.


whakaiti para Play

1. (noun) waste reduction.


para kore Play

1. (modifier) disheartened, crestfallen, discouraged, dispirited.

Ka kite te taua rā kua raru rātou i te pūkana a te wahine rā, ā, hoki para kore ana te taua i te raru i raru ai rātou i taua wahine (White 5 1888:21). / The war party saw that they had been defeated by the pūkana of that woman and they returned home crestfallen having been outdone by that woman.


para kore Play

1. (verb) to be pure, spotless, unblemished, immaculate.

Me horoi ngā pueru kia mā, kia pai te taka i ngā kai katoa, kia pai rawa te mā, kia para kore ngā mea katoa o te whare (TPH 15/8/1900:2). / Clothes must be washed clean, all food should be prepared properly, cleanliness should be perfect and everything of the house should be spotless.


2. (modifier) pure, spotless, unblemished, immaculate.

Pai atu hoki te hokohoko o tērā i tō te hiriwa e hokohokona nei, ōna hua i te koura para kore (PT Whakatauki 3:14). / For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.


3. (noun) purity, cleanliness, spotlessness, faultlessness, immaculateness.

Ko te para kore, ko te puehu kore o aua whare, he pai rawa atu (TW 14/9/1878:457). / The cleanliness and lack of dust of those buildings was excellent.


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