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api

n. A surgeonfish resembling the maito, but dark brown with white spots; about six inches long, and caught mainly on the reef (Hepatus guttatus [Schneider]). E api ua ta maua ika i to maua pokipokianga. We only caught api when we went fishing with a pokipoki net; E kikau api teia. Here is a basket of api. [Pn. *hapi.]