Protoform: MOTO.2B [PN] Coconut growth stage: *moto(moto)

Description: Coconut growth stage: *moto(moto)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Niu motomoto Coco dont la chair est ferme (Mfr)
Emae Motomoto Half-ripe coconut (Cpl)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Ni momoto Stage of coconut growth (Sve)
Nuguria Moto Young coconut, too strong (Dvl)
Nuguria Motomoto Young coconut, green or red (drinking coconuts) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Modomodo A nearly mature coconut... (Crl)
Penrhyn (Nimata) motomoto Maturation stage of coconut fruits - husk used as strainer (Sta)
Rennellese Moto Green but good to drink of (coconut) (Ebt)
Takuu Aa/moko Early stage of coconut growth: small, some elongated, with no liquid inside Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Takuu Motomoto Seventh named stage of coconut growth, which has relatively hard and thick meat, a dry husk, bubbly but drinkable water (Mle)
Tikopia Niu moto Young nut, not husked but cut open or hole driven inside for drink (Fth)
Tikopia Niu motomoto Fully grown nut, hard shell, husked, hard flesh rasped for cooking Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fth)
Tokelau Mokomoko Drinking coconut (the stage at which the thin soft layer of kernel has just started forming) Phonologically Irregular (Sma)
Tongan Niu motomoto Seventh coconut growth stage (Cwd)
Tuvalu Motomoto Coconut in between the stage of a drinking coconut and an eating nut (fuaniu). An unhusked green coconut, more ripe than pii (Rby). (Jsn)
West Uvea Moto (Coco) jeune (Hmn)

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