tāria

tāria,

1. Purple.

‘E tāria te kara o tēia tiare.
This flower is purple in colour;

‘ī ī rua ēia paoke tākū tāria.
There are two packets of purple dye here;

Kua poe pu‘era tiare tāria ‘aia.
She wore a purple flower behind her ear.

2. A climbing shrub with pink or purple flowers (Bougainvillea glabra).

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