tavake

Tavake - Red tailed tropicbird by G.McCormack
Tavake – the red tailed tropicbird (Phaeton rubricauda). Photo by G. McCormack.

tavake, n

1. Red-tailed Tropic bird (Phaethon rubricauda).

Kua ‘akamānea‘ia tōna pare ki te ‘iku tavake.
His hat was decorated with tropic-bird’s tail-feathers.

Tavake ‘iku-tea, White-tailed Tropic bird.

2. Large variety of breadfruit with long-fingered leaves and fruit that resembles the kuru patea.

‘E tavake tēnā kuru.
That breadfruit is a tavake.

[Pn. *taweke.]

kuru1

kuru1, n. The general name for several varieties of the aboriginally introduced breadfruit tree and its fruit (Artocarpus altilis) and the recently introduced jack-fruit (A. heterophyllus).

Kua ‘ī tonga te kuru i te pāpāia e te maoake.
The bread-fruit were bruised through being banged about by the north-east winds;

Kua ‘a‘aki kuru au nā mātou.
I’ve picked us some breadfruit;

E tanu koe i tēnā ‘uri kuru ki te pae i te ‘are.
Plant that breadfruit sapling beside the house;

kuru tātā or kuru tātā paka,
breadfruit prepared and cooked by the method called

tunu paka.
The bread-fruit are pegged, left overnight, baked whole, peeled, pounded, and served with coconut cream.

Kua kōkō te tamaiti i te kuru ‘ei ma‘ani kuru tātā paka.
The boy pierced the breadfruit with pegs preparatory to making

kuru tātā.
Some varieties are kuru ‘atu; kuru māori, fruit small and round, said to be the original type; kuru mōrava, large and round, leaves not deeply indented; kuru ‘oi; kuru papa‘ā,

(Artocarpus heterophyllus),
jack-fruit; kuru patea, which has large and elongated fruit; kuru paeta‘a or kuru peka; kuru pūoro, from Tahiti; kuru Ta‘iti, resembling kuru mōrava, but with seed outside the flesh; kuru tara-tara, with a very rough rind; kuru tavake, with long-fingered leaves; kuru toto, like kuru patea, but with smooth rind. [Pn. *kulu.]