1. (noun) dung, excrement, shit, faeces, poo, droppings, stools.
Ka kite a Te Matata i te tūtae e tū ana, ka whatia e ia, ka mōhio a ia he tūtae hou, ka hoki whakamuri ia me te mōhio haere, kei te kite tonu atu te tāpae (MT 2011:73). / Te Matata saw some faeces piled up and he broke it and then knew it was fresh and he retreated realising that the advance war party was watching.
2. (noun) also used as the first part of the names of a number of small plants.