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n. The strong fibre of the coconut husk, coir, sennit. Kua papa matou i te puru kia rauka ma i te kaa. We beat the coconut husks to get the fibre; Kua iri te tangata i te taura kaa no te are. People are plaiting sennit for the (lashings in the) house; te toru o te kaa, the third course (or band) of sennit lashing. (See takaa, (ta-)tuikaa.) [Pn. *kafa1.]

Related to kaa