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porerarua

1. (noun) Canadian fleabane, Erigeron canadensis - an annual plant that grows to 1.5 m, with sparsely hairy stems. Grows to 1.5 metres. The leaves are unstalked, slender, 2–10 cm long and up to 1 cm across, with a coarsely toothed margin. They grow in an alternate spiral up the stem.


2. (noun) rat, mouse.

Kua tinitini haere te porerarua (TWMNT 11/7/1876:171). / There has been an enormous increase of rats and mice.

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