tiki

[tee-kee]
noun
1.
(initial capital letter) (in Polynesian mythology) the first man on earth.
2.
(in Polynesian cultures) a carved image, as of a god or ancestor, sometimes worn as a pendant around the neck.

Origin:
1875–80; < Maori and Marquesan

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tiki (ˈtiːkɪ)
 
n
1.  an amulet or figurine in the form of a carved representation of an ancestor, worn in some Māori cultures
 
vb
2.  (NZ) (intr) to take a scenic tour around an area
 
[from Māori]

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Tiki
"large wooden image of the creator-ancestor of Maoris and Polynesians," 1777, from Eastern Polynesian tiki "image." Tiki torch is first recorded 1973.
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Example sentences
But none of these villages approaches, in sheer rococo verve, the thatch-roofed
  splendor of tiki.
The private beach is lined with hammocks, beach lounge chairs and tiki huts.
Place tiki torches among greenery in your garden, and portable lanterns along
  the entry walk.
Guests have access to a heated indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center
  and poolside tiki bar.
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