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pukapuka

1. (noun) lungs.

Tērā taua ngārara e tipu ki ngā wāhi katoa o te tinana, engari ko te pukapuka te wāhi e tino nohoia ana (TTT 1/7/1922:10). / That bacterium can grow anywhere in the body, but the lungs is the primary place that it resides.

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2. (noun) rangiora, Brachyglottis repanda - a small tree to 6 m tall with very large, dull green, soft leaves which are white and felted underneath and have wavy edges. Tiny fragrant flowers cover the tree during spring and early summer. Found in both the North and South Islands.

See also rangiora

pukapuka

1. (verb) (-tia) to send a letter, document, etc.

Me pukapuka atu e ia, ki ngā rangatira o ngā takiwā-iti (MM.TKM 23/5/1862:7). / He should send letters to the leaders of the boroughs.

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2. (noun) book, paper, letter, document, pamphlet, sheet (paper), manuscript, stationery, volume, petition, roll, memorandum, treaty, newspaper, proclamation.

Kua tae mai te pukapuka a tētahi Pākehā i tuhituhi ai (TW 31/8/1878:2/430). / A pamphlet written by a Pākehā has been received.

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pukapuka tuhi

1. (noun) workbook, notebook.

pukapuka waea

1. (loan) (noun) telephone directory.

pukapuka whakamātautau

1. (noun) examination paper.

pukapuka kaute

1. (loan) (noun) account book.

pukapuka kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) government documents.

pukapuka maheni

1. (noun) magazine.

I te tau 1966 ka puta ko tā te Māori whakahōnore i te tānga o tōna whakaahua ki te uhi o 'Te Ao Hou', he pukapuka maheni Māori (TTR 1998:133). / He was honoured in 1966 by Māori with the publication of his photograph on the cover of 'Te Ao Hou', a Māori magazine.

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Synonyms: makahīni, maheni

pukapuka mapi

1. (loan) (noun) atlas, book of maps.

pukapuka matua

1. (noun) textbook.

pukapuka pāremata

1. (loan) (noun) parliamentary publications.

pukapuka rāhui

1. (noun) reference book, desk copy (library).

pukapuka raupapa

1. (noun) serial (library).

pukapuka tāke

1. (noun) tax form, tax return.

pukapuka tātaki

1. (noun) study guide.

rārangi pukapuka

1. (noun) bibliography, references, series of books.

Noho ake ana ko Te Ataarangi hai take whakaatu mai i te pouaka whakaata, ā, kāti hai take mō tētahi rārangi pukapuka, ko Te Reo (1985) te ingoa (TTR 2000:148). / Te Ataarangi was the basis of a television programme and a series of books, called 'Te Reo' (1985).

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pae pukapuka

1. (noun) bookshelf.

kōrero pukapuka

1. (loan) to read.

He mea hoki, i aua rā, kāhore kau he tāngata mōhio o ētahi o ngā kaiārahi i te iwi ki te kōrero pukapuka (TW 10/8/1878:400). / It was the case in those days that none of the leaders of the people knew how to read.

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pukapuka uiui

1. (noun) questionnaire.

pukapuka tatau

1. (noun) statistical document.

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