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karo

1. (noun) karo, Pittosporum crassifolium, Pittosporum ralphii - small bushy trees with alternating leaves, whitish underneath. Young leaves are felted and become dark green and leathery. Flowering occurs in spring and early summer when the dark red flowers appear in clusters. Seed capsules are a rough round shape, splitting open to reveal shiny black seeds.

karo

1. (verb) (-hia) to scoop out, pick out of a hole.

E ora tonu ana te tangata ka karohia te kanohi, ka kainga (TWM 11/2/1869:2). / The man was still alive when the eye was plucked out and eaten.

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karo

1. (verb) (-a,-hia) to parry, avoid, dodge, duck, evade, elude, save.

Ka tū mai tētahi o aua wāhine rā, ko te patu parāoa i te ringa, ka hāpainga mai tana patu ki a Puhihuia, ā nō ka tata, ka whiua te patu rā ki te upoko o te kōtiro nei. Karohia ake, tērā te haere rā, tahi anō te whiunga o te arero o te taiaha rā ki te poho o tērā, koropeke ana, noho ana tērā ki raro (TAH 46:20). / One of those women stood up with a whalebone patu in her hand and raised her patu against Puhihuia and when she was close she aimed a blow with it at Puhihuia's head; but Puhihuia parried it and with one thrust of the point of her taiaha to the chest of that one, she doubled up and sat down.

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karo

1. presently, shortly, by and by, soon.

Karo tāua ka haere (W 1971:102). / We'll go shortly.

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karo

1. (noun) vagina, female genitals.

tāwhiri karo

1. (noun) tāwhiri karo, Pittosporum cornifolium - shrub to 2 m tall, usually an epiphyte. Branchlets reddish, slender, drooping, petals pinkish orange, long and narrow.

See also wharewhareatua

kaikaro

1. (noun) karo, Pittosporum crassifoliumPittosporum ralphii - small bushy trees with alternating leaves, whitish underneath. Young leaves are felted and become dark green and leathery. Flowering occurs in spring and early summer when the dark red flowers appear in clusters. Seed capsules are a rough round shape, splitting open to reveal shiny black seeds.

See also karo

kīhihi

1. (noun) karo, Pittosporum crassifolium - small bushy tree with alternating leaves, whitish underneath. Young leaves are felted and become dark green and leathery. Flowering occurs in spring and early summer when the dark red flowers appear in clusters. Seed capsules are a rough round shape, splitting open to reveal shiny black seeds.


2. (noun) lemonwood, Pittosporum eugenioides - a tree with very glossy long leaves with wavy edges which grows alongside streams and open forest. The gum was used for scent.

wharewhareatua

1. (noun) tāwhiri karo, Pittosporum cornifolium - shrub to 2 m tall, usually an epiphyte. Branchlets reddish, slender, drooping, petals pinkish orange, long and narrow.

See also karo, tāwhiri karo

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