tunga

tunga,

1. (tungā‘ia). Scabbed, weevily.

‘Akapae‘ia te kūmara tunga.
Put the scabby kumara aside.

2. Scabbed, covered with sores (of the scalp).

E tāmā meitaki i te tunga i runga i tōna katu ka parai ei ki te vairākau.
Clean the sores on his head properly before you put the ointment on;

Kua tungā‘ia te katu o te pēpe.
The baby’s scalp was covered with sores.

3. Boring grub, weevil (in fruit and vegetables).
[Pn. *tu”a.]

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