tiare

tiare, n. Flower, flowering plant.

Kua pū‘era‘era te tiare.
The flowers are in bloom;

‘E ruru tiare tei tuku‘ia kiāia.
She was handed a bouquet;

Tē vāere ‘āua tiarē ra ‘aia.
She is weeding the flower garden. Tiare āru rā, sunflower. Tiare māori, gardenia

(Gardenia taitensis). ‘E tiare māori tei runga i tōna taringa.
He has got a

tiare māori
behind his ear. Tiare moe, a flower growing near beach, whose petals open at dusk and close again at dawn. Tiare taina, a flower similar to

tiare māori,
but double.

‘E manongi tiare taina tōna.
She has some hair oil perfumed with

tiare taina.

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