2. (noun) shredded leaves, left over pieces stripped off in the process of preparing flax.
Kaku. He kuka nō te harakeke kua tākirihia te whītau, te muka (M 2004:372). / Shredded leaves. The waste fibre of the flax after the woody parts have been removed to obtain muka (fibre used in weaving, etc.) (M 2004:373).