ka‘ika

ka‘ika, n.

1. The aboriginally-introduced Malay-apple (Szygium malaccense) and its fruit.

‘E ka‘ika ‘ua tā mātou.
We have a Malay-apple tree which is bearing heavily;

‘E ka‘ika para tāku.
I’ve got a ripe Malay-apple.

2. The rose-apple (Eugenia jambos), often called ka‘ika papa‘ā to distinguish it from (1).

Kua ‘a‘aki mātou i te pū ka‘ika papa‘ā a kōtou.
We’ve picked your rose-apple tree;

Kua rūrū te matangi i te ka‘ika papa‘ā ki raro.
The wind shook down the rose-apples. [Pn. *kafika.]

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