kōura

kōura, n. General term for crayfish, including freshwater (kōurā vai) and salt-water (kōurā tai) species.

Ka ‘aere tātou i tēia pō kā rama mai i tēta‘i kōura nō te umukai āpōpō.
We‘ll go out tonight with torches and catch some crayfish for the feast tomorrow;

Kua pātiatia mātou i te kōurā vai ‘ei māunu.
We speared the freshwater crayfish for bait. [Ep. *koo-‘ura.]

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