- (a), n. A kind of heavy bread or pudding made from grated chestnuts (ii or mape). Kua uki taku mama i te ii ei maani kanaka. My mother grated the chestnuts to make kanaka bread;
- v.i. Flat like kanaka (of bread). Kua kanaka te varaoa a Paku. Paku’s bread is like (a flat heavy slab of) kanaka.
- Pu ii kanaka, variety of chestnut tree bearing the large edible nuts from which kanaka is made. E aaki mai koe i te pu ii kanaka. Pick (the nuts on) the chestnut tree.
Related to kanaka