taputapu2, n. Moorish Idol, and similar small butterfly fish with black vertical stripes, trailing dorsal filament, and round black marks behind its eyes and near tail.
‘E tui taputapu tāna i ‘aere mai ei.
He brought a string of
Kua mataku ‘aia i te kai i te taputapu, nō te mea kua karanga‘ia ē kā mate te tangata mē kai i te au.
He was afraid to eat the
because it was said that anyone who ate the gall would die.