Definition of mangemange in English:

mangemange

(also manga-manga, mungamunga, mungi-mungi)

noun

NZ
  • A climbing forest fern, Lygodium articulatum (family Schizaeaceae), found in the North Island of New Zealand and used by Maori in weaving and basketry and by others as cordage or for makeshift bedding.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Liddiard Nicholas (1784–1868). From Maori mangemange.

Pronunciation

mangemange

/ˈmaŋ(ɡ)eɪmaŋ(ɡ)eɪ//ˈmaŋ(ɡ)ɪmaŋ(ɡ)i/