punae punaho

punahere,  s. probably this is a word imported, (punahele,) a cocoanut that adheres long to the tree; a woman that takes care of her children, and will not let them leave her; a beast that keeps close to its young; a plant to which the young ones adhere. [Dav : 6897]
punahere,  s. bonne mère. [Jau :3381]