1. Luxuriant, lush, vigorous (of the growth of vegetation and plants).
Kua ruperupe te tupu o te rākau i teia nei.
The trees are growing well now;
Kua tupu ruperupe te rākau i te pae vai.
The trees grew luxuriantly beside the river;
Kua rekareka te va‘ine i te ruperupe‘anga te tupu o tāna tiare.
The woman was delighted at the way the plants in her garden were going ahead.
2. Beautiful, lovely; beauty, etc.
NŌ te ruperupe iāia, nō reira koe i ‘inangaro ei.
Because she is very pretty, that’s why you like her;
‘E ‘āua tiare ruperupe tēia.
What a lovely garden of flowers this is;
Kāre āinei te au kara e ruperupe ana?
Aren’t the colours gorgeous?