varuvaru

varuvaru,

1. (-a, -‘ia), fq. varu2. Scrape or hoe.

Tē varuvaru nei au i te kiko nū.I‘m scraping the flesh out of the drinking nuts; Varuvarua te ‘akari nā te moa.
Scrape the meat out of the ripe coconuts for the fowls;

E varuvaru i te tītā rikiriki ka kōkai ei.
Hoe up the little weeds before you fork it (the ground) over.

2. n. A fine-toothed scraper used to grate coconut.

Ka ‘akakoi au i te varuvaru.I‘m going to sharpen the coconut-scraper.

3. Drink made from fine scrapings of the flesh of a coconut at the drinking stage mixed with the milk from the nut.

Tērā mai tō‘ou karāti varuvaru, inumia.There is your glass of varuvaru,
drink it up.
[varu2 RR.]

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