Definition of noni in English:

noni

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Pronunciation: /ˈnəʊni
 
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noun

  • 1A tropical evergreen shrub native to southern and SE Asia and the Pacific islands.
    • Morinda citrifolia, family Rubiaceae
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    • The fertiliser will be particularly beneficial for the organic noni growers.
    • Polly makes a point of educating us on native plants as well, like the kukui nut, whose oil was used by Hawaiians as lubricant and fuel, the noni, and the ti leaf.
    • I learned that noni is a commonly planted tropical tree used primarily as an ornamental plant for its broad, bright green leaves, affording shade where it's needed.
  • 2The fruit of the noni, used medicinally to stimulate the immune system and as a detoxifying agent.
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    • As with many fruits, the noni fruit is a source of vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants.
    • In terms of modern western medicine, noni is believed to be an immune-booster and a potential therapeutic agent against cancer.
    • A 1999 study by Hawaiian researchers found that a polysaccharide-rich compound from noni fruit juice markedly enhanced the survival time of laboratory mice with a specific type of cancer, Lewis lung carcinoma.

Origin

Tahitian.

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