Protoform: KALU.A [PN] Loose or wrinkled membrane or flesh surrounding a harder interior substance, as around seeds or the eyeball

Description: Loose or wrinkled membrane or flesh surrounding a harder interior substance, as around seeds or the eyeball
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kalu/mata White of eye (Gzl)
East Uvea Kalu/u Sève. Substance visqueuse entre la chair et l'ecorce d'un fruit, d'un arbre (Btn)
Easter Island Karu Grain, seed, kernel, stone of fruit (Fts)
Hawaiian ʔAlu Loose skin over eyeball (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Karu/karu Seaweed Uncertain Semantic Connection (Clk)
Mangareva Karu Substance interieure des meilleurs fruits a pain (Jnu)
New Zealand Maori Karu Spongy matter around gourd seeds (Wms)
Niue Kalu/hihi The eye (abusively) (Lws)
Pukapuka Kalu Pouch below eye (Mta)
Rarotongan Karu Pupil of eye (Bse)
Sikaiana Kalu Loose, wrinkled tissue around seed (Dnr)
Sikaiana Kalu/kalu Interstitial tissues of animate creatures (Dnr)
Takuu Karu/karu Soft white substance like a flower beside the egg sac inside a clam (Mle)
Takuu Karu/karu Tissues surrounding the entrance of the vagina (Hwd)
Tongan Kalu Thin more-or-less moist skin or membrane surrounding the flesh of certain fruits, e.g. each division of an orange (Cwd)
Tuamotu Karu/nohi Eyelid, eyelash (Stn)
Tuamotu Karu Loose flesh; a fold of loose flesh; cheek, as of face or buttock; lips, as of the cunnus (Stn)

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