Whanganuilibrary.com
Normal view MARC view

Pounamu (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Pounamu
Used for/see from:
  • Greenstone
  • Jade

Whakamārama: He kōhatu mārō, he kāriki te āhua. E tāraia ana hei mere, hei tiki, me ērā tū momo taonga. E whai ake nei ngā momo pounamu.

Scope Note: Semi-precious translucent stone (nephrite jade) of great hardness, prized by Māori.