tuanu‘e

tuanu‘e, n. A fern (Dicranopteris linearis) which is common on the infertile volcanic hills of Rarotonga and the Makatea Islands.

Kua kako te take i taua maungā ra i te tuanu‘e.
The summit of that mountain was covered with

tuanu‘e fern; ‘E maunga tuanu‘e ‘ua, kāre ‘e rākau i runga.
There are only

tuanu‘e
ferns on that mountain, there is not a tree on it.
[Pn. *halufe.]

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