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raupo

/rɑːuːpɒ/
noun (pl) raupo
1.
a New Zealand bulrush, Typha orientalis, with sword-shaped leaves, traditionally used for construction and decoration
Word Origin
Māori
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  • The place was a network of trenches with connecting passages, roofed over with timber, raupo, and toetoe reeds and earth.

  • The elastic wall of raupo closed again around his neck; the tapu was fairly beaten!

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
  • They put him into a raupo hut by himself, and fastened the door—a proceeding that did not at all tend to elevate his spirits.

  • The elastic wall of raupo closed again around his neck; and the tapu was fairly beaten!

    Old New Zealand: 'A Pakeha Maori' [Frederick Edwa [Maning]
  • In a common Maori whare, built of raupo leaves and rushes, sits a dusky maiden, filled with bitterness and grief.

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