Kōrero: Rural language

Piripiri or biddy-bid

Piripiri or biddy-bid

The Māori name for Acaena microphylla is piripiri – spelt as biddy-bid by Europeans, based on what they heard. The plant’s seeds spread by sticking to clothes, fur and feathers.

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Photograph by Peter E. Smith

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Māori influences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18589/piripiri-or-biddy-bid (accessed 5 April 2020)

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