kākara

kākara, n. Small terrestrial hermit crabs (Coenobita spp.).

‘E tini kākara kī tā mātou i te kāinga.
We’ve got a tinful of

kākara
at home;

KĀre i ma‘ata roa tā mātou kākara i napō, ‘e unga ‘ua te ra‘i‘anga.
We didn’t get many little hermit crabs last night, they were mostly the large sort;

I rama kākara ana mātou ‘ei tākiri āpōpō.
We’d been hunting with torches for little hermit crabs (to use as bait) for tomorrow’s angling.

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