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waitai Play

1. (noun) sea water.

E kīia ana te kōau o te moana he kōau waitai; tō uta he kōau wai māori (TP 12/1910:2). / It is said that the cormorant of the ocean is a sea water cormorant; that of the land is a fresh water cormorant.

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