pounamu

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori pounamu.

Noun[edit]

pounamu (uncountable)

  1. (New Zealand) greenstone

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori pounamu.

Noun[edit]

pounamu

  1. jade, jadeite

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective[edit]

pounamu

  1. dark green

Noun[edit]

pounamu

  1. greenstone, nephrite
    Synonym: pounemu
  2. glass bottle

Descendants[edit]

  • English: pounamu
  • Hawaiian: pounamu