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taranui Play

1. (noun) Caspian tern, Hydroprogne caspia  - a very large silver-grey tern with a massive red bill tipped black and yellow.

2. (noun) scrobic, native paspalum, Paspalum orbiculare - a native perennial grass. Leaves stiffly erect. Known only from the Kermadec Islands and in the North Island where it occurs from Northland to Raglan Harbour in the west and Whale Island in the Bay of Plenty. Coastal to lowland, in seasonal wetlands, on lake margins, in gumland scrub, along track sides and near or around active geothermal vents.

See also tarakoi

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