(NZ) a Māori ceremony of welcome, esp to a marae
[pou-wou] /ˈpaʊˌwaʊ/ noun 1. (among North American Indians) a ceremony, especially one accompanied by magic, feasting, and dancing, performed for the cure of disease, success in a hunt, etc. 2. a council or conference of or with Indians. 3. (among North American Indians) a priest or shaman. 4. Informal. any conference or meeting. verb (used […]
[poh-is] /ˈpoʊ ɪs/ noun 1. John Cowper, 1872–1963, English author. 2. his brother, Llewelyn, 1884–1939, English author. 3. his brother, Theodore Francis, 1875–1953, English author. 4. a county in E Wales. 1960 sq. mi. (5077 sq. km). /ˈpaʊɪs/ noun 1. a county in E Wales, formed in 1974 from most of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire. […]
[poks] /pɒks/ noun, Pathology. 1. a disease characterized by multiple skin pustules, as . 2. . 3. Also called soil rot. Plant Pathology. a disease of sweet potatoes, characterized by numerous pitlike lesions on the roots, caused by a fungus, Streptomyces ipomoea. 4. (used as an interjection to express distaste, rejection, aversion, etc.): A pox […]
Poxviridae Pox·vir·i·dae (pŏks-vēr’ĭ-dē’) n. A family of large complex DNA viruses, including the vaccinia and variola viruses, that are pathogenic to humans and animals and have an affinity for skin tissue.