iroiro

iroiro, n., v.i., fq. iro1. Maggots, thread-worm, weevils; maggoty etc.

‘E iroiro rikiriki tei kitea ki roto i tōna toto i te i‘o‘ia‘anga.
Tiny worm-like creatures were seen in his blood when it was examined under a microscope;

Tē kaī ra te moa i te iroiro.
The fowl is eating the maggots;

Kua iroiro tēta‘i au ‘ānani i runga i te pū.
Some of the oranges on the trees were maggoty.
[iro1 RR.]

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