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Poi

Poi \Po"i\, n. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
poi

1823, from Hawaiian poi "food made from taro root."

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poi

n. 1 A national food of the Hawaiians, made by bake and pound the kalo (or taro) root, and reduce it to a thin paste, which is allowed to ferment. 2 A creamy Samoan dessert of ripe bananas mashed with coconut cream. 3 A style of performance art originating in New Zealand Maori culture.

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poi

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

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Poi (food)

Poi is a Hawaiian word for the primary Polynesian staple food made from the underground plant stem or corm of the taro plant (known in Hawaiian as ). It is a traditional part of Native Hawaiian cuisine.

Poi is produced by mashing the cooked corm (baked or steamed) until it is a highly viscous fluid. Water is added during mashing and again just before eating to achieve the desired consistency, which can range from liquid to dough-like. As such, poi can be known as "one-finger," "two-finger," or "three-finger" poi depending on the consistency, alluding to how many fingers are required to scoop it up in order to eat it. Poi can be eaten immediately when fresh and sweet, or left a bit longer to ferment.

Poi made from taro should not be confused with

  • Samoan poi, which is a creamy dessert created by mashing ripe bananas with coconut cream
  • Tahitian po'e, which is a sweet, pudding-like dish made with bananas, papaya, or mangoes cooked with manioc and coconut cream.
Poi

__NOTOC__ Poi may refer to:

  • Poi (film), a 2006 Tamil film
  • Poi (food), the Polynesian staple food
  • Poi (performance art), a New Zealand Māori performance art
  • Poi, Pakistan, a town in the Balochistan province of Pakistan
  • Poi, Ukhrul, a village in Manipur, India
  • Poi, the Tibetan name for Tibet
  • Hawaiian Poi Dog, an extinct breed of pariah dog from Hawaii
  • Sierra Popoluca (ISO 639-3 language code)
  • Kantai Collection, anime

POI may refer to:

  • Person of interest (disambiguation)
    • Person of Interest, an American sci-fi crime drama
  • Point of Impact, a 1993 thriller novel by Stephen Hunter
  • Postorgasmic illness syndrome
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature ovarian failure
Poi (performance art)

Poi refers to both a style of performing art and the equipment used for engaging in poi performance. As a performance art, poi involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns. Poi artists may also sing or dance while swinging their poi. Poi can be made from various materials with different handles, weights, and effects (such as fire).

Poi originated with the Māori people of New Zealand, where it is still practiced today. Poi has also gained a following in many other countries. The expansion of poi culture has led to a significant evolution of the styles practiced, the tools used, and the definition of the word "poi."

Poi (film)

Poi ( Tamil: பொய் English: Lie) is a 2006 Tamil film, directed by K. Balachander. The film was K. Balachander's 101st and final film as director.

Usage examples of "poi".

Pareceu-me que Tatziu precisava falar com o seu amigo, pois se decepcionara quando Chico disse que ia ao acampamento.

Dicono alcuni, che prima ancora staua riuoltata al Popolo, e che accommodata, non accorgendosi del miracolo in detto giorno, poi lo diede a conoscere.

I lettori conosceranno senza dubbio quella cassa cilindrica, in cui si depongono le creature abbandonate, dalla parte di fuori degli orfanotrofi, e poi si girano dentro.

And he attended a luau on the beach at Kauai, and he ate heikaukau rock crab, and poi and kukui nuts while the hula girls danced.

Many trees have been used: the saman, bread fruit, mango, mammet, sand box, pois doux, rubber, etc.

Incesto nem os reis podiam cometer, pois seriam punidos com a cegueira autoprovocada.

Segal chegasse, pois gostaria de conversar sobre um assunto especial que dependia muito deles.

Then she settled for grilled sole with a white wine sauce, straw potatoes and petits pois a la flamande.

Poi non avevo in mano il filo salvatore, che doveva ricondurmi a rivedere il cielo?

Gli stranieri forti, armati ed agguerriti alla scuola di Roma, cominciarono a disprezzare i dissoluti ed effeminati padroni, poi, ad ammazzarli, per impadronirsi delle loro donne e delle loro ricchezze.

Ricordiamola questa recente storia: poi ditemi come si fa a non intingere la penna nel fiele, a non temperarla col pugnale!

La vita poi in pratica, Storta congiugazione: Della vita lo spello dal mondo sciolto, Al mondo vivi, poiche non sei sepolto.

After a few minutes rest, rather ashamed of my feeling tired, I went up to her, and said, 'Ancora sei, a poi basta, se non volete vedermi a morire.

Poi analizzava la possibilità che un Eterno incontrasse il suo analogo nel Tempo, sapendo­lo o non sapendolo, e ipotizzava sui risultati in entrambi i casi.

Si asciugò gli occhi e bevve un sorso di vino, poi contenne a stento un altro attacco di ilarità.