tōtara1

tōtara1. Ruffled out, standing on end (as hair, feathers).

Mē ‘e va‘ine rauru tōtara, ko Mā‘ine.
If it was a woman with her hair all ruffled out, it was Mā‘ine. Moa tōtara, type of fowl with ruffled feathers.
[Ce. *too-tara.]

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