Protoform: WAWAI [EP] Plant sp., cotton (perhaps Gossypium hirsutum)

Description: Plant sp., cotton (perhaps Gossypium hirsutum)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. XW *vavae "plant producing cotton".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Vavai Cotton (Fts)
Mangareva Vavai Nom d'une herbe (Jnu)
Marquesas Vevai (MQS) (Ua Pou-Lch) Coton. Cotonnier, arbuste introduit par les Espagnols au XVIème siècle, de la famille des malvacées (Lch). (Dln)
Penrhyn Vavai Cotton ; creeper sp. (Sta from Bck) (Rmn)
Pukapuka Vavai A creeper (Triumfetta procumbens) Problematic (Bge)
Rarotongan Vavai Introduced cotton sp. (Gossypium barbadense) (Whr)
Tahitian Vavai Coton (Gossypium religiosum, G. hirsutum) (Lmt)
Tuamotu Vava(a)i Vine (Triumfetta procumbens) whose fibres used to make cordage and clothing (Stn)
Tuamotu Vavai oviri Triumfetta procumbens (Sct)
Tupuaki Vavai Two or three plants, unidentified (Atn)

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