Protoform: MAHUKU [MP] Grasses, sedges, ferns and other small plant spp; overgrown fallow area, swidden: *m(a,o)huku

Description: Grasses, sedges, ferns and other small plant spp; overgrown fallow area, swidden: *m(a,o)huku
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*5 PMP *zukut "grass" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Mouku Overgrown fallow area, swidden (Bgs)
East Uvea Mouku Herbe, paille (Rch)
Easter Island Mauku Grass, hay, straw, herbs . Term for every kind of grass (Chl)
Emae Mauku Grass (Cpl)
Hawaiian Mauʔu Generic term for grasses, sedges, rushes (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Mwakauku Swidden; overgrown; weeds Problematic (Clk)
Lau Masuu Forest (Ivs)
Luangiua Moʔu Place of gardens; weeds (Smd)
Luangiua Loko/moʔu Inland, where pupu'u (taro sp.) grows (Smd)
Mangaia Mauku Soft-stalked grasses and sedges in general (mostly introduced as fodder grasses); water-grass (purple flower, good for feeding pigs) (Sta)
Mangareva Mouku Scented fern sp. (Tgr)
Mangareva Mouku/roa Fougère odoriférante: Polypodium phymatoides (Rch)
Marquesas Mouku (MQN), mouʔu (MQS) Jonc, plante de la famille des cypéracées. A species of rush (Bgs). Roseau, reed (Erianthus floridulus) [Nukuhiva Dialect] (Atl). (Lch)
Marquesas Moúgu Long coarse grass (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Mauku Plant spp. (Cordyline pumilio), (Asplenium bulbiferum) and (Hymenophyllum spp.) (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Mouki, mouku Fern sp. (Asplenium bulbiferum) (Wms)
Niue Mohuku A common fern (Nephrolepis hirsutula)... (Sph)
Nuguria Mouku Grass, herb (Dvl)
Penrhyn Mauku Grass, fern; kinds of grass (Sta)
Pukapuka Mouku Sedge grass sp. (Fimbristylis cymosa) (Bge)
Rapa Moku Fern spp... (Sks)
Rapa Mauuu A sedge (Cyperus umbellatus) Problematic (Sks)
Rapa Mou A rush or sedge Borrowed (Sks)
Rapa Mouʔu An herb -- leaves dried in sun for hat making, root used for food Borrowed (Sks)
Rarotongan Mauku Grass, rushes, hay, straw . Any ruderal plant (usually grasses and sedges) that grows as a weed, particularly in taro patches, and whose only use may be for feeding animals (Whr)
Rennellese Mouku Bush, jungle (Ebt)
Saʔa Maʔusu Forest. (Ivs)
Samoan Maʔuʔu Grass and weeds used to cover taro roots > (Prt)
Samoan Mauʔu/toga (Commelina sp.), (Aneilema sp.) > (Prt)
Tahitian Mooʔuu Nom générique des Cypéracées (Lmt)
Takuu Mouku Inland, central area on Takuu island including men's and women's gardens and bush; kind of fragrant, thin, long-bladed grass; generic term for inland grasses and creepers used as mulch for taro and swamp taro (Mle)
Tikopia Mauku Grass, many types, used as mulch for taro (Fth)
Tokelau Mahiku Herbs of various kinds or perhaps a general term Problematic (Whr)
Tongan Mohuku Generic term for grass (Cwd)
Tongan Mohoogoo Long weedy grass (Mar)
Tuamotu Maauku Sword-grass sp. (Xiphagrostis floridula?) (Stn)
Tuamotu Moouku Sword-grass (Xiphagrostis floridulus) (Stn)
Tupuaki Mauu Cyperus pennatus (Atn)
Tupuaki Mou Cyperus pinnatus (Atn)
Tuvalu Mauku Term for about fifteen kinds of grass (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mouku Bush; place in the bush (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ta/muku/hia Be bushy, untidy (Hvn)
West Futuna Mauku Vine [Aniwa Dialect] (Dty)
West Futuna Rakau mouku Arbre à fruits non comestibles (Rve)

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