Protoform: TAA-FERO. [CE] A tree or shrub

Description: A tree or shrub
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*8 Note: More cognates needed to rule out possibility of separate derivation but see *kafika for parallel HAW development.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian ʔOohelo A small shrub (Vaccinium reticulatum) with small, rounded, toothed leaves and red or yellow berries (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Taawhero A tree (Weinmannia racemosa), with smallish, toothed leaves, reddish when young. Timber reddish and of no use, not even for burning. Eastern dialect ; (Bgs)

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