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oru

1. (verb) (-a) to be bogged down, boggy.

E oru ana te whenua (W 1971:242). / The ground is boggy.

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2. (verb) (-a) to be rough (of the sea).

Kua orua te moana (W 1971:242). / The sea is rough.

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3. (modifier) boggy, miry, marshy.

Otiia e kore e waimāori ngā wāhi oru o reira (PT Ehekiera 47:11). / But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed.

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4. (noun) bog, quagmire, mire, deep hole.

Ka tapoko ahau ki te oru hōhonu, ki te wāhi kāore nei he tūnga (TPH 15/6/1900:5). / I sink into a deep quagmire, a place where there is nowhere to stand.

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5. (noun) heart, midst, thick (of a crowd).

Ka haere i roto i te oru o te tangata (W 1971:242). / She went into the midst of the crowd.

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6. (noun) short-tail stingray, Dasyatis brevicaudata - disc quadrangular, flattened and slightly wider than long. Tail stout at the base, broad and flattened, narrowing rapidly to the sting. Plain greyish to light brown, whitish to cream ventrally. Bottom-dwelling marine ray widespread in coastal waters of the Southern Hemisphere at depths of 5-300 m. Adults common inshore during summer and autumn.

See also whai


7. (noun) koru, colensoa, Colensoa physaloides - a shrubby plant found in shady areas and stream banks in Northland and on northern offshore islands. The attractive soft, dark green, large leaves are prominently veined and serrated. Deep blue, tubular flowers occur for several months from spring. The berries are also dark blue.

See also koru

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