Niu (for various kinds, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it); pu'upu'u niu, punia, 'ōka'a.
  Parts: nī'au, hā niu, poli, pani.
  Also: wai o ka niu, wai niu (coconut water or cream); 'a'a, 'a'a'a, hā'a'a, 'a'amo'o, 'a'a niu, 'a'a lole (cloth); puka wai, hipahipa (eye); 'a'a pulu niu (husk or fiber); pua niu (flower); lau niu (leaflet or frond); lau'ō (leaves near heart); pō'ae'ae (axil of frond); iwi pūniu (shell); lolo, lolo niu, iho, haku (sponge); lolo, holoa'a (holowa'a) (sheath), kumu niu (trunk); niu lolokia (stem); niu malo'o, niu 'ōka'a, 'ilikole, 'ō'io, haohao (flesh); wai niu, wai o ka niu, wailewa, wai pū'olo (water); kai niu, niu wali (cream).
  For uses of coconut, see copra, pudding.
   ♦ Coconut drum, pahu, pūniu.
   ♦ Coconut grove, ulu niu.
   ♦ Coconut husking stick, 'ōniu.
   ♦ Polished coconut shell or bowl, pūniu, 'a'apu.
   ♦ Game of throwing tapa balls at suspended coconut shell, nounou pūniu.

English-Hawaiian dictionary. 2015.

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