kakau

kakau, n. Stem, stalk, handle.

E ‘aki‘aki kōtou i te kakau o te tōmāti.
Nip off the stalks of the tomatoes;

te kakau o te rau rākau.
The stalk of the leaf;

Kua ‘ati te kakau o te toki.
The handle of the axe is broken;

Kua mingi te kakau o te pē.
The handle of the spade is bent. [Pn. *kakau2.]