kiri‘au

kiri‘au, n. Fibrous bark of the lemon hibiscus.

Kua ‘o‘ore mātou i te kiri‘au ē kua tāpē ki roto i te tai.
We peeled off the hibiscus bark and rotted it in the sea. Pāreu kiri‘au, dancing skirt made from hibiscus bast. Tāmaka kiri‘au, sandals made from

kiri‘au
and used to protect the feet from sharp coral.

Kua ‘a‘ao koe i tō‘ou tāmaka kiri‘au?
Did you wear your reef-sandals? [kiri, ‘au3.]

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