kanakā

kanakā,

1. (a), n. A kind of heavy bread or pudding made from grated chestnuts (i‘i or māpē).

Kua ūkī taku māmā i te i‘i ‘ei ma‘ani kanakā.
My mother grated the chestnuts to make

kanakā
bread; (b) v.i. Flat like

kanakā
(of bread).

Kua kanakā te varaoa a Paku.
Paku’s bread is like (a flat heavy slab of)

kanakā.

2. Pū i‘i kanakā, variety of chestnut tree bearing the large edible nuts from which kanakā is made.

E ‘a‘aki mai koe i te pū i‘i kanakā.
Pick (the nuts on) the chestnut tree.

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