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pōnga

1. (noun) nightfall.

Ā muri i te pōnga ka rongo atu tāua i te ruru e koukou ana. / After nightfall we will hear the morepork hooting.

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ponga

1. (noun) silver tree fern, Cyathea dealbata - tall, native tree-fern with prominent, peg-like frond bases on the trunk and having fronds green or yellow-green above and silver-white beneath. The frond stalk is white. Common in dry forest and open scrub.

Kua oti te wāpu te whakapaipai ki te nīkau, ki te ponga, ki te tini noa atu o ngā mea o te nehenehe (TWMNT 18/6/1873:69). / The wharf had been decorated with nīkau and silver tree fern fronds and many other things from the forest.

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whekī ponga

1. (noun) whekī-ponga, Dicksonia fibrosa - native tree fern with very thick, soft, fibrous, rusty-brown trunk and a heavy skirt of dead, pale-brown fronds. Many narrow fronds on very short stalks, harsh to touch.

heka-ponga

1. (noun) gum of a tree-fern.

pūnui

1. (noun) pūnui, Stilbocarpa lyallii - an endemic plant.


2. (noun) Stilbocarpa polaris - and endemic species.


3. (noun) gully fern, Cyathea cunninghamii - a tall, graceful tree fern similar to mamaku but with a more slender trunk, much more slender stalks and fronds. The trunk lacks the hexagonal scar pattern of mamaku and does not have the skirt of dead stalks of 'kātote'.


4. (noun) Prince of Wales Feathers, crape fern, Leptopteris superba - native tufted ground fern, often with a short woody trunk. Fronds tapered equally at both ends, very finely divided. Fluffy to touch. Grows best in cool, wet forest. Frond tapers at both ends.

See also heruheru


5. (noun) whekī-ponga, Dicksonia fibrosa - native tree fern with very thick, soft, fibrous, rusty-brown trunk and a heavy skirt of dead, pale-brown fronds. Many narrow fronds on very short stalks, harsh to touch.

See also whekī ponga

tūkirunga

1. (noun) whekī-ponga, Dicksonia fibrosa - native tree fern with very thick, soft, fibrous, rusty-brown trunk and a heavy skirt of dead, pale-brown fronds. Many narrow fronds on very short stalks, harsh to touch.

See also whekī ponga

whekī kōhunga

1. (noun) whekī-ponga, Dicksonia fibrosa - native tree fern with very thick, soft, fibrous, rusty-brown trunk and a heavy skirt of dead, pale-brown fronds. Many narrow fronds on very short stalks, harsh to touch.

See also whekī ponga

kurīpākā

1. (noun) whekī-ponga, Dicksonia fibrosa - endemic tree fern with very thick, soft, fibrous, rusty-brown trunk and a heavy skirt of dead, pale-brown fronds. Many narrow fronds on very short stalks, harsh to touch.

See also whekī ponga

kātara

1. (noun) sharp point, prick, barb.

Synonyms: tarakāniwha, niwha


2. (noun) hard black wood of the ponga tree fern.

kuranuipākā

1. (noun) whekī-ponga, Dicksonia fibrosa - native tree fern with very thick, soft, fibrous, rusty-brown trunk and a heavy skirt of dead, pale-brown fronds. Many narrow fronds on very short stalks, harsh to touch.

See also whekī ponga

kaponga

1. (noun) ponga, silver tree fern, Cyathea dealbata - tall, native tree-fern with prominent, peg-like frond bases on the trunk and having fronds green or yellow-green above and silver-white beneath. The frond stalk is white. Common in dry forest and open scrub.

He rite ngā tauira rauponga o te whakairo nei ki te āhua o ngā rau o te kaponga (PK 2008:757). / The rauponga patterns of this carving are like the shape of the fronds of the silver tree fern.

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