nanue, nanuē

nanue, nanuē, n. Drummer, rudderfish, sea chub (Kyphosidae).

I ‘ī mātou i te nanuē ki tēia avaava.
We caught (with line) the rudderfish in this channel;

‘Auraka e tā i te nanuē rengarenga, ko te ariki tēnā.
Don’t kill the yellow rudderfish, it is the king (leader of the shoal). [Np. *nanue.]

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