pātuki

pātuki, n. Name of fish(es), referred to locally as cod. Mangaian specimens have been identified as handfishes (Cirrhitidae).

Ka ‘aere māua ka tākiri pātuki.
We are going angling for

pātuki.
Some varieties:

pātuki māngiongio, pātuki paru, pātuki toka.
[Pn. *paatuki.]

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