kū1, n. The name of several squirrelfish and soldierfish (Holocentridae). Sometimes distinguished as kū pā, kū tā, kū tea, and including the marau (blotch-eye).
Kua rauka te kū a te aronga tautai i napō.
The fishermen caught a lot of
Kua ‘aere ‘ē rua poti tautai ki te ‘ī kū.
Two boats went out line-fishing for
kū; ‘E tangata tāvere kū tērā ake e ‘oe maī ra ki roto i te ava.
That man paddling in through the reef there has been trawling for
kū. [Ce. *kuu1.]