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v.i. Bland and mild (of fla-vours).

    1. Not salty or savoury or sharp-tasting. E riringi koe e rima kapu vai ki roto i tena tini tai kia mangaro. Pour five cups of (fresh) water into that tin of (seawater-) sauce to make it a bit milder (take the saltiness off); Kia mangaro te tai ra, eaa atura te mea e taitai ei? But if the salt have lost it’s savour, wherewith shall it be salted? (Matt. 5.13).
    2. Sweet and fresh-tasting, not brackish (of water). Vai mangaro, sweet pure water. Nu mangaro, a type of coconut with a thin, edible, sweet-tasting husk.
    3. Mellowly mature (of sweet potatoes, taro, melons). Kare i mangaro meitaki te kaianga o teia kumara. These kumara don’t taste as if they are quite mature; Kua mangaro paa te kumara, kiritia. I dare say the kumara have matured, dig them out. (See manga-rongaro, akamangaro(ngaro), tamangaro-(ngaro).) [Pn. *maa„alo.]

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