Kōrero: Rural language

Tutu berries

Tutu berries

Tutu (Coriaria arborea) berries are extremely toxic if eaten by stock. The prevalence of tutu poisoning in settler days led to the verb ‘to tutu’ and the adjective ‘tutu’d’. The plant’s name is often shortened to ‘toot’.

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Photograph by Peter E. Smith

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Farming difficulties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18603/tutu-berries (accessed 4 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Dianne Bardsley, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008