tutu1, tutututu

tutu1, tutututu. Coastal shrub (Colubrina asiatica), leaves formerly used to wash clothes.

‘E tutu te rākau tei ‘inangaro ma‘ata‘ia. A tutu
shrub was badly needed;

‘E rau tutu te pu‘a i tō rātou kākau.
They washed their clothes with

tutu
leaves.
[Pn. *tutu2.]

nga‘u, nganga‘u

nga‘u, nganga‘u, n. A common coastal shrub (Scaevola frutescens) with large glossy leaves and white fruit.

Kua totoro ‘aere te kākara nā roto i te nga‘u i tō mātou rama kākara‘anga i ta‘atai.
The little hermit-crabs scuttled around in the

nga‘u
when we went hunting them with torches on the beach;

‘E ngā‘i nga‘u tēia.
There’s a lot of

nga‘u
here. [Pn. *„asu2.]