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pūtōrino Play

1. (noun) large traditional flute - the largest of the traditional flutes, usually made of wood and played as a flute or trumpet and between 30 and 60 cm in length.

Nā, ka tae te mahi, he kū, he pākuru, he tō, he pūtōrino, he kōauau, he tōrehe, he tī papaki ringa, he porotiti, he kaupeka - kāore a Kae i kata (JPS 1928:270). / So they tried playing kū, pākuru, tō, pūtōrino, kōauau, tōrehe, hand-clapping, porotiti, and kaupeka - but Kae did not laugh.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 169, 171;)

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2. (noun) flute - European instrument of metal or wood having holes along it stopped by fingers or keys and held across the body.

Whakahīhī ana tā mātau whakatangi haere i ā mātau pūtōrino, me te patu i ā mātau pēne e rua (HP 1991:33). / We proudly walked along playing our flutes and beating our two drums.


pūtōrino a Raukatauri Play

1. (noun) common bag moth, Liothula spp. - the caterpillar inside its bag eats the leaves of native plants such asmānuka, kānuka, tauhinu, neinei and introduced trees. The male moth is rarely seen.

Ko te pūtōrino a Raukatauri he momo pepe (TWK 41:28). / The pūtōrino a Raukatauri is a species of moth.


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