kōpī

kōpī , n. Name of some plants of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) including the white-flowered ginger lily (Hedychium coconarium) and the yellow-flowered (Hedychium flavum).

Kua katokato te tamariki tamā‘ine i te pu‘era o te kōpī ‘ei ma‘ani ‘ei.
The girls picked the

kōpī
flowers to make wreaths;

Kua ‘a‘ao aia i tōna ‘ei kōpī ki te ‘ura.
She wore her

kōpī
garland to the dance. Kōpī ‘enua, kōpī ‘ongo‘ongo, a

Zingiber
species which has a head of white flowers surrounded by red bracts.

Kua ‘u‘uti te tamā‘ine i te kōpī ē kua pāpā ki runga i tōna katu kia tupu roroa tōna rauru.
The girl pulled up the

kōpī
and crushed it on to her scalp to make her hair grow longer.

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