Found 4 results matching "kowhai/"
1. (stative) be yellow (in colour).
Ko ngā kākahu mō ngā wāhine, he kārerarera, arā he kākāriki; ko ngā mea mō ngā tāne he kōwhai te tohu (KO 15/10/1883:5). / The clothes for the women were pale green; the ones for the men were yellow.
2. (noun) kōwhai of various species including Sophora microphylla, Sophora tetraptera and prostrate kōwhai, Sophora prostrata - small-leaved native trees common along riverbanks and forest margins and noted for their hanging clusters of large yellow flowers in early spring.
Ka tino purotu te puāwai o te rākau, arā, o te kōwhai, o te hutukawa, o te rātā, o te heketara, o te rangiora (TTT 1/4/1929:972). / The flowers of the trees were quite beautiful, that is of the kōwhai, the pōhutukawa, the rātā, the tree daisy and the rangiora. See also kōhai. photo
(noun) kākā beak, Clianthus puniceus - a many-branched, spreading shrub with clusters of large, bright scarlet flowers. Now rare in the wild. See also ngutu-kākā.
1. (noun) kōwhai of various species including Sophora microphylla, Sophora tetraptera and prostrate kōwhai, Sophora prostrata - small-leaved native trees common along riverbanks and forest margins and noted for their hanging clusters of large yellow flowers in early spring. See also kōwhai. photo
2. (stative) be yellow.
1. (verb) (-tia) to anchor, secure.
E whakaae ana te Poari o Te Arawa mā rātou e punga te moni e £250 i ia tau mō ngā tau e rima, mō te oranga o te Pīhopa Māori (TTT 1/6/1928:794). / The Board of Te Arawa agrees that they will secure £250 each year for five years for the Māori Bishop's stipend.
2. (verb) (-a) to fall (of kōwhai flowers).
Ka pungā te kōwhai (W 1971:311). / The kōwhai flowers have fallen.
3. (noun) anchor, lump, swelling.
Kua eke te punga, kua mau ki ngā hoe, kua kori katoa, kua korero i tō rātou reo (TP 1/1911:5). / When the anchor was aboard, they took hold of their oars and they all moved into action and spoke their language.
4. (noun) tarsal, ankle bone.
He pona kaurori te punga e hono atu ana ki te takakaha me te kapiti (RP 2009:348). / The tarsal is the pivot joint joining the tibia and the fibula.
5. (noun) collateral, security for a loan or a debt.
He mea tuku atu nei e Niniwa aua taonga rā ki te kaitaupua moni, hei punga mō te moni whakatārewa (TTR 2000:26). / Niniwa gave those heirlooms to the pawnbroker as collateral for loans.
6. (noun) odd number.
E rua tekau ngā tāngata, kotahi punga (W 1971:310). / Twenty-one people.