2. (noun) Pacific azolla, azolla, red azolla, Azolla rubra - an aquatic, floating plant frequenting shallow water bodies such as ponds, lake margins, dams and slow flowing streams. Also present in swamps on muddy ground, occasionally establishing in cattle troughs. Dark-red (when exposed) or light green.
See also retoreto
1. (verb) to be light green, pale green.
I te taha runga o Rotokānapanapa e tū ana tētahi hōpua wai mātao, karera tonu te āhua, me te kakano pounamu. I hua mātou i karera te wai i te wāhi kore hei terenga ki waho (MM.TKM 24/4/1851:2). / Located on the southern side of Rotokānapanapa there is a cold pool that is quite green in appearance, like the colour of greenstone. We thought the water was green because there was no place for the water to flow out.
4. (noun) wooden handle of a greenstone chisel.
1. (verb) to be green (in colour).
I te ngutu o te awa o Hamurana ka tau tō mātou tima, ka haere mā uta, ka mātakitaki ki te āhua o tēnā awa, purata tonu, kākāriki ana (TP 1/12/1901:10). / At the mouth of the Hamurana stream our steamer docked and we went inland, gazing at the appearance of that stream, which was quite clear and green.
3. (noun) yellow-crowned parakeet, Cyanoramphus auriceps, red-crowned parakeet, Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae - small green parrots with long tails.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 13, 163;)
5. (noun) green (colour).
He harakeke iraira, he mumura te kākāriki o ngā whā, he kōwhai ngā tāekaeka, he karaka ngā tapa me te tuaka, he mā, he mōhinuhinu te muka o tēnei harakeke (PK 2008:603). / A variegated flax, with bright green leaves, yellow stripes, orange edges and midrib, while the fiber of this flax is white and shiny.
1. (loan) (noun) introduced frogs, green bell-frog, Litoria aurea , southern bell-frog, Litoria raniformis - two very similar introduced frogs which are larger than native frogs. The southern bell-frog is browner than the green bell-frog.
1. (noun) large-leaved coprosma, Coprosma grandifolia - a bitter plant that was given to children to make them stronger. Some references say the kawariki is a species of buttercup (Ranunculus spp.).
Koirā a ia i kī ai: 'Māku anō e hanga tōku nei whare. Ko te tāhuhu he hīnau ko ngā poupou he māhoe, patatē. Me whakatupu ki te hua o te rengarenga, me whakapakari ki te hua o te kawariki.' (TTR 1994:134) / That's why he said: 'I myself shall build my house. The ridge-pole will be of hīnau and the supporting posts of māhoe and patatē. Raise the people with the fruit of the rengarenga, strengthen them with the fruits of the kawariki.'
See also kanono
1. (noun) green tree gecko and jewelled gecko, Naultinus spp. - green geckos of various species found in low, dense shrubbery.
1. (noun) introduced frogs, green bell-frog, Litoria aurea , southern bell-frog, Litoria raniformis - two very similar introduced frogs which are larger than native frogs. The southern bell-frog is browner than the green bell-frog.
Te putanga mai o tētahi poroka i roto i tōna whare raupō i waenga repo, ka pānuitia e ia ki ngā manu katoa ka taea e ia te whakaora ngā mate katoa (Popi 1887:53). / A frog emerged from inside of his raupō house in the middle of the swamp and announced to all the birds that he was able to cure all diseases.
1. (noun) supplejack, Ripogonum scandens - a high-climbing, woody native plant with tough pliant stems used in the construction of hīnaki, etc. Longish leaves are opposite, toothless, with obvious lengthwise parallel veins and the round fruit bright red. Stem is usually finger-thick, smooth and almost black.
2. (noun) green mistletoe, Ileostylus micranthus - a hemiparasitic shrub with thick leaves of various shapes. Flowers greenish yellow and fruit pale yellow. Found on a range of hosts throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand.
3. (noun) scarlet mistletoe, Peraxilla colensoi - a hemiparasitic bushy shrub with thick leaves and obscured viens. Flowers red, long and narrow, fruit oval and yellow. Found on tawhai, pōhutukawa and Pittosporum species.
4. (noun) yellow mistletoe, Alepis flavida - a hemiparasitic shrub with thick bright green to yellow-green leaves. Flowers yellow and fruit oval and yellow. Found mainly on tāwhai species.
5. (noun) white mistletoe, Tupeia antarctica - a hemiparasitic shrub with broad to narrow leaves. Flowers yellow or yellow-green and fruit white to pink, often speckled darker pink. Found particularly on tarata, maire raunui and whauwhaupaku.
See also tāpia
6. (noun) leafless mistletoe, Korthalsella salicornioides - very small, tufted, succulent, leafless mistletoe. Dense mass of green to reddish-yellow beaded succulent stems to 10cm long growing on twigs of another plant (mainly mānuka and kānuka). Leaves (stems) 3-10mm long by 1-3mm wide, round. Flowers tiny, fruit small, yellowish.
1. (noun) green-lipped mussel, common mussel, Perna canaliculus - a bivalve mollusc found attached to rocks and wharf piles from low tide level to depths of about 55 m.
Ka kitea i konei te kai nei: te parāoa, te tī, te huka, te poaka, te heihei, te take, me te manu ngāherehere - te kūkū, te kākā, te kōkō; me ngā mea o te wai tai - te ika, te kuku, te pipi; ngā mea o te wai māori - te tuna, te inanga, te kōura me te tini noa iho o ngā kai (TWMNT 19/6/1872:85). / Here these foods were seen: bread, tea, sugar, pork, chicken, turkey, and the birds of the forest - pigeon, kākā, tūī; and the foods of the salt water - fish, mussels, pipi; the things of the fresh water - eels, whitebait, crayfish and many other foods.
1. (stative) be green, freshly-grown, raw.
2. (noun) kohekohe, Dysoxylum spectabile - a tree with 3-4 opposite pairs of dark, shiny leaves. Flowers in early winter every second year, with long drooping white sprays which grow directly from the trunk or branches. Fruit is a round green capsule which splits open to reveal an orange-red centre.
See also kohekohe
1. (modifier) immature, green (of fruit).
3. (noun) mildew.
Kua patua koutou e ahau ki te ngingio, ki te kōriri: nui noa ā koutou kāri, ā koutou māra wāina, ā koutou piki, ā koutou ōriwa, pau ake i te whangawhanga (PT Amoho 4:9). / I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them.
2. (verb) to be of pleasing appearance, aesthetically pleasing, appealing, attractive.
Titiro rawa atu ki te tangata i mirimiria rā ki te hōrū, ka pai, ka matomato te kanohi o te tangata, ka purotu te kiri o te tangata (W 1971:194). / When they looked at the man who had been rubbed with red ochre, it was agreeable, and the man's face was aesthetically pleasing and his skin was handsome.
4. (noun) lushness, greenness.
Mēnā kei te whai mana tētahi ngahere ka kite koe i te nui o te huarākau, i te matomato o te tipu o ngā rau, i te ora me te rahi o te manu (Te Ara 2014). / If a forest has mana, you will see the abundance of fruit, the lushness of the leaves, and the healthiness and profusion of birds.