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ngā makawe o Raukatauri

1. (noun) hanging spleenwort, drooping spleenwort, Asplenium flaccidum - tufted native perching fern. Fronds leathery, spindly and yellowish-green, usually drooping rather limply. Common in forest. Also known as makawe.

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makawe

1. (noun) hair (of the head) - used mainly in the plural, but can be used in the singular as a collective noun.

Me paraihe i ia ata, i ia ahiahi, ā kia kaua e tukuna kia pūtikitiki ngā makawe (TTT 1/4/1923:2). / It should be brushed each morning and night and don't let the hair become knotted.

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2. (noun) hanging spleenwort, drooping spleenwort, Asplenium flaccidum - tufted native perching fern. Fronds leathery, spindly and yellowish-green, usually drooping rather limply. Common in forest. Also known as ngā makawe o Raukatauri.


3. (noun) variety of karengo, southern laver, Porphyra columbina - a greenish-purple edible seaweed with a tough, silky texture. Found on upper intertidal rocks on moderately sheltered coasts.

He maha ngā āhua karengo: ko ngā tino karengo he tupata, he makawe— - ko te karengo tino reka ia ko te makawe, ko tēnei hoki te mea tino mātāmua (TTT1/2/1927:541). / There are numerous forms of karengo: the main ones being tupata and makawe - but the tastiest karengo is makawe, and this is the superior one.

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