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n. The introduced hibiscus shrub with showy flowers (Hibiscus rosasinen-sis). Kua pueraera te kaute. The hibiscus are in bloom; E ei kaute toku. I’ve a wreath made of hibiscus flowers. Kaute enua, a dark-red double-flowered variety said to be the native Rarotongan shrub. Kua reru aia i te puera o te kaute enua ei maani vairakau. He pounded up the kaute enua flowers to make medicine. [Pn. *kaute.]

Related to kaute