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poi

Definition:

Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

pois

Type of:

dish » nutriment » food » substance

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

taro root

Etymology:

Hawaiian poi "food made from taro root".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

poi | po [plural]

A national food of the Hawaiians, made by baking and pounding the kalo (or taro) root, and reducing it to a thin paste, which is allowed to ferment. | A creamy Samoan dessert of ripe bananas mashed with coconut cream. | A style of performance art ... (44 of 94 words, 4 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/poi

Collins Dictionary:

poi

a Hawaiian dish made of the root of the taro baked, pounded to a paste, and fermented | [New Zealand] a ball of woven flax swung rhythmically in poi ... (28 of 229 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/poi

Wikipedia:

Poi [disambiguation]

may refer to: Poi (film), a 2006 Tamil film | Poi (food), the Polynesian staple food | Poi (performance art), a Māori New Zealand performance art | Poi, Pakistan, a town in the Balochistan province of Pakistan | Poi, the Tibetan name for Tibet |... (40 of 206 words, 23 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Poi

Britannica Encyclopedia:

poi [food]

starchy Polynesian food paste made from the taro root. In Samoa and other Pacific islands, poi is a thick paste of pounded bananas or pineapples mixed ... (26 of 141 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/466236​/poi

Oxford Dictionary:

poi [entry 1]

a Hawaiian dish made from the fermented root of the taro which has been baked and pounded to a paste (20 of 40 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/poi

poi [entry 2] | pois [related]

a small light ball of woven flax, swung rhythmically on the end of a string in Maori action songs and dances (21 of 46 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/poi--2

Merriam-Webster:

poi | pois [plural]

a Hawaiian food of taro root cooked, pounded, and kneaded to a paste and often allowed to ferment (18 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/poi

Columbia Encyclopedia:

poi

slightly fermented, sticky food paste eaten in the Pacific islands, usually accompanied with meat, fish, or vegetables. It's made by grinding or ... (22 of 33 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0839455​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

poi

A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented. (19 of 22 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poi

New World Dictionary:

poi [United States]

a Hawaiian food made of taro root mixed with water, cooked, pounded into a paste, and slightly fermented (18 of 22 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poi

Random House Dictionary:

poi

a Hawaiian dish made of the root of the taro baked, pounded, moistened, and fermented. (15 of 21 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/poi

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dish | dishes [plural]

[countable] an open container like a plate, but not as deep as a bowl, used ... | [countable] food prepared and cooked in a particular way | "dishes": ... (26 of 186 words, 5 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dish

dish [verb] | dished [past tense] | dishing [present participle] | dishes [3rd-person singular present] | dish the dirt

"dish the dirt": [informal] to tell people what you know about someone, especially things that could damage their reputation (19 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dish 23

Cambridge Dictionary:

dish [entry 1] | the dishes | dishes

a container, flatter than a bowl and sometimes with a lid, from which food can be served or which can be used for cooking | "the dishes": all the ... (28 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dish 1

dish [entry 2]

food prepared in a particular way as part of a meal (11 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dish 2

dish [entry 3, singular]

[outdated] a sexually attractive person (5 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dish 3

dish [entry 4] | dish the dirt

to tell people unpleasant or shocking personal information about someone (10 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dish 4

Encarta Dictionary:

poi [entry 1]

a Hawaiian dish made from the root of the taro, cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented (17 of 35 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738341​/definition​.html  [offline]

poi [entry 2] | pois [plural]

a light ball on a string, rhythmically swung to accompany Maori dance and song (14 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561506509​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

poi

First use: 1823

Origin: Hawaiian poi "food made from taro root".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=poi

Collins Dictionary:

poi

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Hawaiian | Māori

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/poi

Merriam-Webster:

poi | pois [plural]

First use: 1782

Origin: Hawaiian and Samoan

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/poi

New World Dictionary:

poi [United States]

Origin: Hawaiian

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poi

American Heritage Dictionary:

Encarta Dictionary:

poi | Maori [plural] | Maoris [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: Maori

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561506509​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

poi

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "poi"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "poi"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/poi

the Free Dictionary:

poi

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "poi"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "poi"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "poi" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/poi

Google Dictionary:

poi

Audio: English pronunciation of "poi"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=poi

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

poi

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "poi"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poi

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