kuru1, n. The general name for several varieties of the aboriginally introduced breadfruit tree and its fruit (Artocarpus altilis) and the recently introduced jack-fruit (A. heterophyllus).
Kua ‘ī tonga te kuru i te pāpāia e te maoake.
The bread-fruit were bruised through being banged about by the north-east winds;
Kua ‘a‘aki kuru au nā mātou.
I’ve picked us some breadfruit;
E tanu koe i tēnā ‘uri kuru ki te pae i te ‘are.
Plant that breadfruit sapling beside the house;
kuru tātā or kuru tātā paka,
breadfruit prepared and cooked by the method called
The bread-fruit are pegged, left overnight, baked whole, peeled, pounded, and served with coconut cream.
Kua kōkō te tamaiti i te kuru ‘ei ma‘ani kuru tātā paka.
The boy pierced the breadfruit with pegs preparatory to making
Some varieties are kuru ‘atu; kuru māori, fruit small and round, said to be the original type; kuru mōrava, large and round, leaves not deeply indented; kuru ‘oi; kuru papa‘ā,
jack-fruit; kuru patea, which has large and elongated fruit; kuru paeta‘a or kuru peka; kuru pūoro, from Tahiti; kuru Ta‘iti, resembling kuru mōrava, but with seed outside the flesh; kuru tara-tara, with a very rough rind; kuru tavake, with long-fingered leaves; kuru toto, like kuru patea, but with smooth rind. [Pn. *kulu.]