Protoform: LUU-KAU.* [NP] Edible greens: *lu(u)-kau

Description: Edible greens: *lu(u)-kau
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*0 << PN *luu.1 "taro leaves as food"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Luuʔau Young taro tops (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Rikau Native cabbage, a spinach-like plant (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Ligau Stalk of the taro plant (edible in the Colocasia varieties); prepared food: taro stalk with coconut cream wrapped in taro leaves and cooked in the ground oven (Lbr)
Niue Luku A fern (Asplenium nidus); the young leaves are used as a vegetable Problematic (Sph)
Penrhyn Ruukau Taro-top salad (Sta)
Rarotongan Ruukau Edible tops of taro plant (Bse)
Samoan Luʔau Young taro leaves (Prt)
Sikaiana U/lukau Taro {haahaa} pudding mixed with taro leaves (Dnr)
Takuu U/rukau Food prepared for a sick person on the first day he/she stays in the elder’s house Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
West Futuna Rukau Native cabbage (Dty)
West Uvea U/lukau Plante; chou canaque, (Hibiscus manihot) ... dont on mange les feuilles en épinards (Hmn)

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