terevete

terevete,

1. Velvet, plush.

‘E terevete te ‘āriki i te au no‘o‘anga.
The chair-covers were made of velvet.

2. Carpeting, carpet.

‘E terevete te ‘āriki i tōna ta‘ua no‘ono-‘o‘anga.
She has got a velvet carpet laid down in her sitting room. Rōra tere-vete, a roll of carpeting (or velvet).

3. Type of flower, coleus, with velvet-like leaves.

Kua tupu ruperupe te terevete i roto i tāna ‘āua tiare.
Coleus flowers were growing luxuriantly in his garden.
[Eng. velvet.]

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