kōua

kōua, n. A coconut which has not yet matured into the stage when it is best for drinking (between pei and , q.v.).

Kua nga‘anga‘ā te kōua i tōna ‘a‘aki‘anga.
He broke the immature drinking nuts when picking them;

‘E māngarongaro te vai o te kōua.
The milk in

kōua
nuts hasn’t developed its full sweetness.

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