Protoform: FISO-QA [PN] (Colubrina asiatica)

Description: (Colubrina asiatica)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *fiso.1 "froth, foam". Leaves contain saponins, once used as soap (Whr).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Visoʔa (Colubrina asiatica) (Mfr)
East Uvea Fihoa (Colubrina asiatica) (Rch)
Niue Fihoa, vihoa Shrub sp. (Colubrina asiatica) (Sph)
Nukuoro Hiisoa Cassytha filiformis (Crl)
Rotuman Fisoʔa Creeper whose leaves produce a cleansing lather Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Fiisoa Liane (Colubrina sp.) . Soap bush (Colubrina asiatica)...leaves formerly used as soap for washing the hair . (Phm)
Tikopia Fisoa (Colubrina asiatica) (Fth)
Tongan Fihoʔa (Colubrina asiatica) (Cwd)

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