taru(taru)ā

1. Dry-land taro.

Mātipia te taruā kā tunu ei.
Peel the taro before you cook it;

‘E one taruā ma‘ata ē te kiko.
It’s a big patch of dry-land taro with good big tubers.

2. A kind of banana, also called taruā raparapa.

Ko te kā‘ui taruā ma‘ata tē ‘ōake nāna.
Let him have the big bunch of

taruā
bananas.

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