i‘i, n. The Tahitian chestnut tree and its edible nuts.
Tapa‘ia te i‘i kia tūnā‘ia.
Cut the chestnuts open for cooking;
‘Uakia te va‘aruā i‘i.
Uncover the pit with the chestnuts in;
Tē kai i‘i nei māua, ‘ēi nā‘au tēia.
We‘re having some chestnuts, here, these are for you;
i‘i pao kiore,
a chestnut nibbled by a rat;
i roto i te i‘i pao kiore,
in a tight corner, in a tight spot. Some varieties:
a variety with large nuts used for making
kanakā bread; i‘i kura,
a variety with red pods;
a variety with pale green pods;
a variety with dark green pods.