Protoform: TUKUFALA [EO] Tree sp.: Barringtonia edulis

Description: Tree sp.: Barringtonia edulis
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*4 PEO *pala 'cut nut, bush nut, Barringtonia sp.' (LPO III: 322)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Luangiua Takuhala Cutnut tree Problematic (Hvn)
Sikaiana Tukuhala A species of edible nut, ‘cutnut’ -- one of the four fruits whose harvest was restricted during the harvest ceremonies {huata}. (Dnr)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tuhala, tufala Cutnut tree (Hvn)
Waya (Kutu)vala Barringtonia edulis, with large seed, edible raw or cooked (Ply)

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