Definition of kutai in English:

kutai

noun

NZ
  • A mussel.

    ‘they were out fishing and collecting kutai’
    • ‘It's the sea that provided paua, fish, kutai and koura, the best waves and surf in the country, memories and emotions for every generation.’
    • ‘Every day they either searched for kutai or fished on the reef.’
    • ‘This recipe gives ingredients and steps for making kutai fritters.’
    • ‘The recipe calls for 3-4 small kutai.’
    • ‘Mounds of pipi, kutai and pupu shells mark their camp sites.’
    • ‘There was marinated kutai for the old folk familiar with such delicacies.’
    • ‘We used to do puha and put kutai with it.’

Origin

Late 19th century: Maori.

Pronunciation

kutai

/ˈkuːtʌɪ/