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n. pl. noni or no·nis
1. An evergreen shrub or small tree (Morinda citrifolia) native to Southeast Asia and Australia and widely cultivated in the tropics, traditionally valued for medicinal purposes and as a source of dye.
2. The soft, yellowish-white, strong-smelling fruit of this plant, often processed into juice or powder for use as a dietary supplement. In both senses also called Indian mulberry.

[Hawaiian; akin to Tahitian, nono and Samoan nonu all ultimately from Proto-Polynesian *nonu.]
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1. (Botany) a tree, Morinda citrifolia, native to SE Asia and the Pacific islands, juice from the fruit of which is marketed as a health supplement
2. (Complementary Medicine) a tree, Morinda citrifolia, native to SE Asia and the Pacific islands, juice from the fruit of which is marketed as a health supplement
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Lervumie, called forth to testify, said he had got it from Noni; Noni had got it from Sulefatoi; Sulefatoi from Choka; Choka from Ngava; and Ngava completed the circle by stating that it had been given to him by Kapu.
The story of how the community first settled in George Town, while another group populated Pulau Tikus, was only recounted in a book titled The Eurasians: A Founding Community of Penang by Datuk Eustace Anthony Nonis.
[1] European Commission, Scientific Committee of Food, Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Food of Tahitian Nonis Juice.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired general manager Dave Nonis, interim coach Peter Horachek and his staff after the team's worst season in almost 20 years.
London, June 15 -- Cricket is a strong unifier amongst all communities, Dr Chris Nonis said, as he warmly welcomed the Sri Lankan Cricket team to a Commonwealth Cricket Reception at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London.
"Mackwoods is one of the pioneers of the tea industry," said Mackwoods' 43-year-old chairman, Chris Nonis. Like many other members of Sri Lanka's business elite, Nonis is descended from Portuguese Catholics.
The Ibrox club also ended the hopes of Italian kid Renzo Nonis joining them.
The Ibrox side have also decided not to sign Italian kid Renzo Nonis.
Chris Nonis, to the Sri Lanka High Commission, during his stay in London.
ITALIAN wonderkid Renzo Nonis last night revealed how Rangers' defeat of Serie A giants Parma convinced him his future lay in Govan.
Nonis, 18, told the Rangers News: "Rangers are a massive club and it has always been my ambition to play for them since I watched them beat Parma this season.