puluko betel: k.o. leafy vine (Piperaceae) / betel leaves, picked [...]

Part of Speech noun
Phonetic Form puluko
Proto-Form POc: *[pu]pulu
    • betel: k.o. leafy vine (Piperaceae)
      • Bot
    • Scientific Name Piper betle
    • betel leaves, picked (~kidi) in numbers, and chewed (~kanu) in combination with Areca nuts (buioe) and lime (awo)
    • Sense Comment hence
      • Example 164:
        Lai-au jebute, la-kidi puluko ada, lai-ali buioe ada, la-kamai ponu.
        They went to harvest some taros, pinch off some betel leaves, pick some areca nuts, and came back.
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  • See also:
    • enaka ‘my’: 1sg form of possessive classifier for Food, Tools and Customary practices / classifier for items eaten, or meant to be eaten, by the possessor; incl. items to be chewed / classifier for items drunk, or meant to be drunk, by the possessor / classifier for objects related to food acquisition and preparation / general classifier for containers, instruments and tools / classifier for certain customary practices / classifier for language (piene) / classifier for some modern items / erotic delicacy; beloved, darling
    • ~kanu1 chew ‹s.th.›, esp. areca nut (buioe)