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    1. v.i. Fat, fleshy. Kare e o akaou teia piripou ia koe no te mea kua matu roa koe. These trousers won’t fit you any more because you have got too fat; E oroenua matu toou e te manea. You have a fine well-fleshed horse. Te matu o te enua, the fat of the land. Matu Èkokekoke, on the plump side.
    2. n. Fat tissue, the fat. Kua tunu ratou i te matu o te puakatoro ei maani inu. They boiled down the fat of the beef to make dripping. Matu rori, the spaghetti-like roes of sea-cucumbers. Te varaipani matu rori nei au. Im frying sea-cucumber roes. (See matutu, aka-,ta-matu, aka-,ta-matutu.) [Pn. *ma-tuu.]

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