nītō

nītō, n. Name of a leguminous tree, Leucaena sp(p). (? Leucaena glauca, the West Indian lead tree).

E ‘aere kōtou ki Matavera e pari nītō mai ‘ei ka‘o nō tō tātou ‘are.
Go to Matavera and cut some

nītō
rafters for our house;

‘E rākau tīpū ngatā te nītō mē marō. Nītō
wood is very hard to cut when it is dry.

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