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kotukutuku

(kɒtuːkuːtuːkuː)
n, pl kotukutuku
(Plants) a New Zealand forest tree, Fuchsia excorticata, with dark purple fruit called konini. Also called: kohutuhutu or tree fuchsia
[Māori]
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She called out to the crew and ordered them to start paddling quickly, and the canoe was saved in the nick of time." Nanny Flowers would say to Koro that she herself was a descendent of Muriwai, "the greatest chief of my tribe." (40) She also alludes to another descendent of Muriwai as a model of female nonconformity: Mihi Kotukutuku (Stirling: 18701956).
"Mihi Kotukutuku Stirling." In Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
See also Angela Ballara, "Mihi Kotukutuku Stirling," in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, accessed September 5, 2012, http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3s36/1.