ka‘uare, n. A type of banana. The plant is shorter than the ta‘unga with thicker stem and the hands of bananas set closer together.
Kua tanu mātou i te meika ka‘uare.
‘E ka‘uare tāku meika i tanu ei. Ka‘uare
is the (type of) banana I’ve planted. Ka‘uare ‘enua tika ai, a variety which is tall and slender-stemmed. Ka‘uare rau petetue, variety with a whorl of thick leaves at the top of the stem.
2. loc. n. The name of the district in Tī tī kāveka where this type of banana was first found.