karakaraea1

karakaraea1, n. Red clayey earth, ochre.

‘Auraka e tanu ‘apinga ki kona, ‘e kara-karaea tēnā ngā‘i.
Don’t plant anything there, it’s red clayey soil;

Kua tupu ‘ākenakena te rākau i te ngā‘i one kara-karaea.
The trees on the ochreous clay grew stunted;

‘E karakaraea tei ‘irokia ‘ei ma‘ani pōtera.
It was clay which was moulded to make pots. Toka kara-karaea, a light, brownish stone.

Kua nga‘anga‘ā te toka karakaraea i raro i te umu nō te vera. The karakaraea
stones under the earth oven cracked with the heat. [karaea rR.]

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