Kua tupu meitaki tāna ‘ōniāni.
His onions have grown well;
‘ē rua paunu ‘ōniāni,
two pounds of onions.
2. Nut grass or onion grass (Cyperus rotundus): a sedge whose narrow underground rhizome produces numerous tubers difficult to eradicate.
Kāre e rauka te ‘ōniāni i te vāere, kua kako ‘ua tēia ‘enua.
You can’t get rid of the nut grass, the ground is infested with it. (See tā‘ōniāni.) [Eng. onion.]