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noun

A Hawaiian dish made from the fermented root of the taro, which has been baked and pounded to a paste.
Example sentences
  • Their diet consisted primarily of poi (pounded taro); pork, coconut, and all but three varieties of banana were denied them.
  • While its famous thick and juicy hamburgers remain a menu highlight, other items also win praise, like ahi katsu, shrimp tempura, laulau, poi, rice, macaroni salad, lomi salmon and kalua pig.
  • Japanese manju (sweet black bean pastry), Portuguese sweet bread, Chinese noodles or crispy duck, and spicy Korean kim chee are as easy to find as Hawaiian poi, which is served as the traditional island staple.

Origin

of Polynesian origin.

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noun (plural same or pois)

A small light ball of woven flax, swung rhythmically on the end of a string in Maori action songs and dances: [as modifier]: a poi dance

Origin

Maori.

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