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.]