pāua

pāua, n.

1. Floor mat or food mat plaited from coconut leaves.

E tīpū mai koe i tēta‘i au kīkau ‘ei mā‘ani pāua.
Cut some coconut fronds to make

pāua mats; Kā kite koe i te raranga pāua?
Can you plait

pāua?

2. Oven cover made from wild hibiscus leaves looped around a stalk.

Taria mai te pāua ‘ei tāpoki i te umu.
Bring the

pāua
to cover the oven with. (cf. Tah. pāua.)

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