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poi 1

A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.


poi 2

A traditional Maori performance art in which one swings in each hand a rope with a ball at the end, usually in specific, complex patterns.

[Maori, ball.]


(pɔɪ; ˈpəʊɪ)
(Cookery) a Hawaiian dish made of the root of the taro baked, pounded to a paste, and fermented
[C19: from Hawaiian]


(Anthropology & Ethnology) NZ a ball of woven flax swung rhythmically in poi dances


(pɔɪ, ˈpoʊ i)

a Hawaiian food made of taro root pounded into a paste.
[1815–25; < Hawaiian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poi - Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to fermentpoi - Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
edda, taro root, cocoyam, dasheen, taro - tropical starchy tuberous root
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