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tāwhara

1. (verb) to be wide apart, spread out.

Kia āhua tāwhara te whakatō i ngā kūmara. / The planting of the kūmara should be quite wide apart.

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2. (noun) edible bracts of the kiekie, Freycinetia baueriana ssp. banksii.

He rahi ngā kai ka kohia i te ngahere, ngā hua o te hīnau, te tawa me te miro; te pūhā, te uho o te nīkau; te aka perei me te tāwhara (Te Ara 2011). / Numerous foods were gathered from the forest, including fruits and berries from hīnau, tawa and miro; sowthistle; the hearts of nīkau palms; the roots of perei (potato orchids), and the bracts of kiekie.

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