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v.i. Overbaked, scorched (of vegetables cooked in an earth-oven). Kua naenae ta tatou kai no tei roa te vaianga ki raro i te umu. Our food was baked too much through being left in the oven for so long; aunga naenae, to smell scorched; E taro naenae taku i oake ei na te puakaoa. It was some overdone taro, which I gave to the dog. (See aka-naenae, tanaenae.) [-nae RR.]

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