kina1

kina1, n. Various short-spined, burrowing sea-urchins (esp. Echinometra mathaei).

Sea urchin - kina

Rarotongan kina. Photo permission of Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust.

Kia matakite, kā puta tō‘ou vaevae i te kina.
Be careful, you‘ll stab your foot on the sea-urchin;

Kua kai kina mātou.
We had kina to eat;

Tei ta‘atai te vaka kina.
The canoe with the sea-urchins is on the beach. (cf. -kina2.)

[Pn. *kina.]