1. (noun) akeake, Dodonaea viscosa - a small tree with long, sometimes reddish leaves. Flowers greenish to reddish. Akeake wood is black, variegated with streaks of white and is very hard. It was used for making patu.
Nō te taenga mai ka takoto ngā taonga, te parawai, te kaitaka, te kākahu-kura, he nui te taonga, he nui hoki te kaitaka harakeke nei, me ngā patu e rua, kotahi te patu he mere, he akerautangi tētahi, he ōnewa tētahi, ko Oneone te ingoa; ko te Haemata te mere akerautangi rā (JPS 1927:254). / On arrival the gifts were laid out, the fine cloaks of flax fiber and red-feather cloaks, many articles, including many mats and two weapons, one being a wooden mere of akerautangi wood, the other a dark grey stone weapon, the name of which was Oneone, that of the wooden weapon being the Haemata.