1. n., The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas 🌐), a perennial, wide-spreading vine, with heart-shaped, angled, or lobed leaves and pinkish-lavender flowers. The tuberous roots are a valuable food, and they vary greatly in many ways, as in color and shape. Though of South American origin, the plant has been a staple food since ancient times in many parts of Polynesia, as well as in some other regions.
- HP 131–66, Neal 706–7.
- PEP kumala; cognates elsewhere in Polynesia may be borrowings from PEP.
- HP 221, 225.
5. n., A kind of cowry shell (no data).
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