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    1. A scented fern (Polypodium sp.). E koi mai koe i te kiko o te maire ei maani vairakau. Collect the roots of the maire to make medicine; Taviria te ei maire oou kia oti ka aere ei taua ki te oire. Get your maire wreath finished before we go to town. Maire tutaepuaka, a foetid variety.
    2. An evergreen shrub or small tree with small evergreen leaves and dark red berries; leaves and twigs are scented when dried: Myrtus or Eugenia sp. (Myrtacae). Kua apai atavatava maire mai au mei runga i te maunga. I’ve brought some maire twigs down from the h; e te au rara maire, and myrtle branches (Neh. 8.15). Alternative or varietal names: maire rakau or maire Mangaia. [Pn. *maile.]. Maire Rakau (Alyxia)

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