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momona Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. vs., Fat; fertile, rich, as soil; fruitful; soft, of wood rare.

  • References:
    • PPN momona.

2. vs., Sweet.

3. n., The cherimoya (Annona cherimola 🌐), a small fruit tree from tropical America, bearing large, heart-shaped, greenish fruits with white, pleasant-tasting pulp.

  • References:
    • Neal 359.

4. n., A chicle or chico tree (Manilkara zapota 🌐).

  • Source:
    • Niʻihau.
  • References:
    • Neal 668–9.

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momona Andrews, Haw to Eng / MO-MO-NA /,

v., See mona. To be fat; to be round; to be plump.

2. To be swelled out full; to be smooth, as the skin of a fat person or animal.

3. To become fat, that is, independent. Kanl. 32:15. Hoʻomonona. To make one fat. 1 Sam. 2:29.

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MO-MO-NA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The fat, i. e., the fat part of an animal. Oihk. 6:12. The fat of land, i. e., fertility. Nah. 13:20. Fat, as a person or community, i. e., rich; wealthy. Kanl. 32:15.

MO-MO-NA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. See MONA. Large; fat; fleshy; generally applied to persons or animals.

2. FIG. Applied to the ground, rich; fertile, &c. Kin. 41:34. NOTE.—Momona when applied to food or drink, refers to whatever is good or pleasant to the taste, as rich, sweet, fat, &c.

Momona (mŏ'-mō'-na), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / mŏ'-mō'-na /,

[Mona, fat.]

1. Large; fat; fleshy; generally applied to persons or animals.

2. Fig. applied to the ground, rich; fertile. (Momona when applied to food or drink, refers to whatever is good or pleasant to the taste, as rich, sweet, fat.)

Momona (mŏ'-mō'-na), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / mŏ'-mō'-na /,

1. The fat, that is, the fat part of an animal.

2. The fat of land, that is, fertility.

3. The custard apple or chere moya tree (Anona cherimolia) and its fruit.

Momona (mŏ'-mō'-na), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / mŏ'-mō'-na /,

[Mona, fat.]

1. To be fat; to be round; to be plump.

2. To be swelled out full; to be smooth as the skin of a fat person or animal.

3. To become fat, that is, independent.

4. To be fruitful, as fertile land.

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