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n.

    1. Grass, rushes, hay, straw. The word is applied to several grasses including lovegrass (Eragrostis), beard grass (Andropogon), water grass (Commelina). E akamaata koe i te putunga mauku a te puakatoro anau. Put big heaps of grass for the mother cow; E aere koe e pari mauku mai na te oroenua. Go and cut some grass for the horse. Some varieties are, mauku ai whose roots are fragrant when dried, mauku koekoe, mauku puakatoro or mauku vai, water grass, mauku tai, a creeping littoral grass (Stenotaphrum), mauku Tonga.
    2. The old name for a coconut strainer or filter. (See tamauku.) [Pn. *mahuku.]

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