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A Hawaiian food made from the corm of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.
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.
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(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
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poi(pɔɪ, ˈpoʊ i)
a Hawaiian food made of taro root pounded into a paste.
[1815–25; < Hawaiian]
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|Noun||1.||poi - 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"
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