Protoform: MATA.2B [PN] A growth stage of coconuts

Description: A growth stage of coconuts
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Niu mata Coco jeune à chair tendre (Ply)
Emae Mata Green (coconut) (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Mada Ripe (of coconuts) (Lbr)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Ni-mata Green coconut (Sve)
Penrhyn Nii/mata Maturation stage of coconut: fruit has no edible husk and is best for drinking (Sta)
Samoan Niu mata Immature coconut (at the stage when it can be drunk) (Mfr)
Sikaiana Mata To have grown flesh inside, of a green coconut (Dnr)
Takuu Mata (of a coconut) At a stage where it has both meat and liquid inside (Mle)
Tikopia Niu mata Green [coconut] with firm but breakable shell, soft inner flesh, plucked and husked for drinking and eating (Fth)
Tongan Matta Ripe (a term chiefly applied to cocoa-nuts) (Mar)
Tongan Niu mata Fourth growth stage of coconuts (Cwd)

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