Protoform: MATA-MOSO [PN] A plant with red seeds

Description: A plant with red seeds
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *mata.1a "eye", *moso "Sooty rail (Porzana tabuensis)" [a bird with red eyes]

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Moho (Adenanthera pavonina) with bright red seeds (Rch)
Mangareva Tatamoʔo Graine du *gatae* (Erythrina variegata) (Légumineuses) Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
Samoan Matamosa (Abrus precatorius) (Phm)
Samoan Matamoso Rosary pea (Abrus precatorius) (Whr)
Tikopia Matamata-a-moso Plant sp (Fth)
Tongan Moho K. vine or creeper bearing small seeds, each of which is red and white and black (Cwd)
Tongan Mataʔi moho Seeds of vine called moho (Cwd)
Tongan Matamoho Abrus precatorius (Whr)

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