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n. The Tahitian chestnut tree and its edible nuts. Tapaia te ii kia tunaia. Cut the chestnuts open for cooking; Uakia te vaarua ii. Uncover the pit with the chestnuts in; Te kai ii nei maua, ei naau teia. Were having some chestnuts, here, these are for you; ii pao kiore, a chestnut nibbled by a rat; i roto i te ii pao kiore, in a tight corner, in a tight spot. Some varieties: ii kanaka, a variety with large nuts used for making kanaka bread; ii kura, a variety with red pods; ii tea, a variety with pale green pods; ii uri, a variety with dark green pods. (See katui.) [Pn. *ifi.]

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