a myrtaceous New Zealand tree, Metrosideros excelsa, with red flowers and hard red wood
[poi, poh-ee] /pɔɪ, ˈpoʊ i/ noun 1. a Hawaiian dish made of the root of the taro baked, pounded, moistened, and fermented. /pɔɪ; ˈpəʊɪ/ noun 1. a Hawaiian dish made of the root of the taro baked, pounded to a paste, and fermented /pɔɪ/ noun 1. (NZ) a ball of woven flax swung rhythmically in […]
- Poi dance
noun 1. (NZ) a women’s formation dance that involves singing and manipulating a poi
1. a combining form meaning “making, formation,” used in the formation of compound words: hematopoiesis. combining form 1. indicating the act of making or producing something specified: haematopoiesis -poiesis suff. Production; creation; formation: hemopoiesis.
[poin-yuh nt, poi-nuh nt] /ˈpɔɪn yənt, ˈpɔɪ nənt/ adjective 1. keenly distressing to the feelings: poignant regret. 2. keen or strong in mental appeal: a subject of poignant interest. 3. affecting or moving the emotions: a poignant scene. 4. pungent to the smell: poignant cooking odors. /ˈpɔɪnjənt; -nənt/ adjective 1. sharply distressing or painful to […]