kōkiri

kōkiri, n. Triggerfish and filefish spp. (Balistidae).

Ka ‘aere tāua ka tākiri kōkiri.
We‘ll take our rods and fish for triggerfish;

‘E tui kōkiri ‘oko māmā tēia.
Here is a cheap string of triggerfish. Kōkiri moana, black with white stripes and tough skin. Kōkiri tai roto, mottled brown and black, black dorsal fin, yellow markings on head, often seen in pairs. Kōkiri kai ate, a scrounger. [Np. *koo-kili1.]

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