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teatea

1. (modifier) whitish, pale, light, clearly seen.

(Te Pihinga Study Guide (Ed. 1): 30;)

Ka ingoatia te wāhi nei mō ngā pari teatea, ka rite ki ngā rā whakatere waka (Te Ara 2013). / This place was named from the whitish cliffs, which were like canoe sails.

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Synonyms: tūrama, mārama, māramatanga, rama, tahu, tahutahu, kōmā, , horotea, kōtea, taitea, mōtea


2. (noun) sclera, white of the eye.

Ko te teatea te paparanga kiri pūioio e uhi ana i te karu (RP 2009:245). / The sclera is the layer of tough skin covering the eyeball.

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