ota2, n. The part of a foodstuff from which the useful part or essence (see rito, roro) has been extracted, e.g. skin of fruit when the juice has been squeezed out, grated coconut from which the cream has been expressed, chaff, dregs, lees, dross, the waste part.
Kua kumu ‘aia i te vai o te ‘ānani ē kua titiri i te ota.
He squeezed the juice out of the orange and threw the rest of it away;
Kua riringi ‘aia i te otā tī ki va‘o.
She poured away the used tea-leaves;
Kua tuku‘ia te ota ‘akari kia kai te moa.
The shredded coconut was given to the chicken;
grated cassava roots from which the starch has been boiled out;
Eaa to te ota i te sitona ra?
What is the chaff in comparison to the wheat?
te wina i runga i te ota i akaareare meitakiia ra,
wine on the lees that has been well clarified (Is. 25.6);
e akataka ke ana i te ota i te ario ra,
remove the scummy dross from the silver (being refined) (Prov. 25.4). (See otaota, māotaota.) [Pn. *‘ota2.]