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kūao Play

1. (stative) be young (of animals).

Tērā tētahi manu kei te awa nui o Amerika ki te tonga, kei te Amahona, e kīia ana e whā waewae o taua manu i te mea e kūao ana. (KO 10/9/1890:3). / There is a bird in the large river of South America, the Amazon, which is said to have four legs when it's young.

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2. (noun) young (of animals).

I tua atu i ēnei tohu ka tae mai he hōiho uwha me te kūao, te utu mō ētahi whenua i hokona (TTR 1990:58). / As well as these awards was a mare and foal, as payment for some land that was sold.

hua kūao Play

1. (noun) ovaries.

kūao kurī Play

1. (noun) pup, puppy, puppy-dog.

Kūao-whiti Play

1. (location) Harts River - flows into Lake Ellesmere on the western shore.

kūao kau uha Play

1. (loan) (noun) heifer - female calf or young cow.

Ko te tikanga tēnei o te ture i whakahaua e Ihowa; i mea ia, Kōrero ki ngā tama a Iharaira kia tīkina he kūao kau uha, he mea whero māu, hei te mea kāhore he nawe, kāhore he koha, ā kāhore anō hoki i utaina ki te ioka (PT Tauanga 19:2). / This is the statute of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed.'

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