kiko

kiko, v.i.

1. Fleshy, fully developed (of tubers).

Kua kiko tā mātou kūmara.
Our sweet potatoes are nice and big.

2. n. Flesh.

‘E ika kiko muramura te pāpati.
The porpoise has red flesh;

Kua kai kiko puaka au.
I’ve had pork to eat.

Kiko puakatoro, beef.

3. Meat (of coconut), kernel.

Kua ‘āngai ‘aia i te puaka ki te kiko nū.
He fed the pig with the meat of the (drinking) coconuts;

Kua vā‘i ‘aia i te anga e kua kai i te kiko.
He cracked open the shell and ate the kernel.

4. Tuber, bulb, fleshy root.

E ‘akaputu koe i te kiko o te nūāenga.
Make a pile of the tubers of the Indian-shot plant.

Kiko riri, a lily bulb.
Kai kiko, root crops.

5. Bast (of paper mulberry or breadfruit tree as distinct from the outer bark (pākiri)).

(See kikoni‘o, kikotupu.) [Pn. *kiko.]

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