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poi

[poi, poh-ee] /pɔɪ, ˈpoʊ i/
noun
1.
a Hawaiian dish made of the root of the taro baked, pounded, moistened, and fermented.
Origin of poi
1815-1825
1815-25; < Hawaiian
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British Dictionary definitions for poi

poi1

/pɔɪ; ˈpəʊɪ/
noun
1.
a Hawaiian dish made of the root of the taro baked, pounded to a paste, and fermented
Word Origin
C19: from Hawaiian

poi2

/pɔɪ/
noun
1.
(NZ) a ball of woven flax swung rhythmically in poi dances
Word Origin
Māori
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Word Origin and History for poi
n.

1823, from Hawaiian poi "food made from taro root."

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