tūrina, n. Mountain lantern-tree (Hernandia moerenhoutiana) common in the mountains of Rarotonga and on some makatea islands.
‘E tūrina te reira rākau mei tō te puka rāi tōna ‘ua.
That is a
tree, its seeds are just like those of the
puka; ‘E tumu tūrina tei ‘apai‘ia mai ‘ei ma‘ani vaka nōna. A tūrina
trunk was brought for him to make himself a canoe from.