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kākāriki

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.

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2. (adjective) be green (in colour).

He kākāriki tō tētahi, he kākāriki-mā tō tētahi (HP 1991:249). / That of one was green, that of another was pale green.

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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;)

I nāianei kua kore te manu, kua mate, kua ngaro te kākā me te kākāriki (TWMNT 22/9/1874:239). / Now the birds are no more, they've died and the kākā and kākāriki have disappeared.

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4. (noun) green tree gecko and jewelled gecko, Naultinus spp. - green geckos of various species found in low, dense shrubbery.


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.

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6. (noun) rock melon, cantaloupe.

He pēnā anō ngā tōhuka, ngā kānga, ngā pāpapa, ngā merengi, ngā kākāriki, ngā taro me ngā rīwai (HP 1991:14). / The sugar cane, maize, kamokamo, melons, rock melons, taro and potatoes were exactly the same.

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