verevere

verevere, n.

1. A tassel, decorative hanging strips of material.

‘E mānea te verevere i tōna pona.
The tassels on her dress are pretty.

2. Wattles, dewlap, the two pendulous lumps of hard skin under chin of goat.

Kua motumotu te verevere o te moa i te katikati‘ia‘anga e te puakaoa.
The hen’s wattles were torn through the dog’s nipping at them;

‘Ākara koe i te verevere i runga i te kakī o tērā puaka.
Look at the dewlaps on that pig’s neck. Kakī verevere, having growths hanging from the neck, as in the healing of a scrofulous neck.

3. Uvula.

‘Āmamā‘ia tō‘ou va‘a, kia ‘ākara au i te verevere.
Open your mouth wide, so I can see the uvula.
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