mario

mario, n. A type of banana: a relatively tall plant, the fruit shorter and fatter than the meika ‘āmoa.

Tē tanu ‘uri mario nei māua.
We are planting some

mario
suckers;

‘E mario para tā mātou i kai ei.
We ate ripe

mario
bananas;

tēta‘i pū‘ākato mario,
a clump of

mario
plants. Varieties are:

mario muramura, mario Tīki
(Dick’s

mario), mario Vīti
(Fijian

mario).