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.]