ka‘u2

ka‘u2, n.

1. Amnion, membrane enclosing the foetus.

Kua va‘ī ‘ia te punupunua puaka e te ka‘u i te ‘ānau‘anga.
The piglets were wrapped in the foetal sac when they were born.

2. White pithy layer inside the peel of (e.g.) citrus fruit.

Kua kai ‘aia i te ‘ānani papa‘ā ma te ‘akapae i te ka‘u.
He ate the orange, putting the pith aside. [Pn. *kafu-kafu.]

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