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kōhua Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to cook by boiling, boil, poach (cooking).

Ā ka kōhua ai taua hiako ki te wai wera, ā ka inu ai i te wai o taua kōhuatanga, kia kotahi tīpune e inu i te inumanga kotahi, ā kia ono inumanga i te rā kotahi (TW 28/9/1878:480). / And then boil the bark in hot water, then drink the liquid of that infusion, one teaspoon at a time, six times a day.

See also kōhue

2. (noun) pot for boiling food, boiler - traditionally a vessel for boiling food in which heated stones were placed.

Ka tomokia te whare o te kaumātua rā, rokohanga atu e noho ana i te taha o te ahi, e tū ana hoki te kōhua kai (KO 15/9/1883:7). / When they entered that elder's house, they came upon him sitting beside the fire and a pot of food.

See also kōhue

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