The flesh of a man intended for eating.
Derived from 'puaa oa', a phrase originating in the Marquesan language to euphemistically refer to cannibalism.
The phrase first appeared in Fredrick O’Brien's 1919 travelogue of French Polynesia, "White Shadows in the South Seas".
"Upon it once stood the temple and about it were enacted the rites of mystery, when the priests and elders fed on the 'long pig that speaks,' when the drums beat till dawn and wild dances maddened the blood." (p. 175, ibid.)
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