poi

poi
  Poi, 'ai; kāpiki (inferior). See pounder and saying, welcome.
   ♦ Thin poi, 'ai kakale.
   ♦ Lumpy poi, 'ai pu'upu'u (fig., unsociable); 'ai hakuhaku (due to mixing).
   ♦ Fresh poi, 'ai hou; 'aka'akai (bulrush, so-called because fresh poi was not liked); miki pololei, pololei, polokē.
   ♦ Poi beginning to ferment, pohā ka 'ai.
   ♦ Sour poi, poi 'awa'awa (fig., unpleasant disposition), kahania.
   ♦ Breadfruit poi, poi 'ulu.
   ♦ Sweet-potato poi, pa'i 'uala, pa'i 'uwala, poi 'uala, poi 'uwala, 'uala ho'omalamala.
   ♦ Flour poi, poi palaoa.
   ♦ Pumpkin poi, poi pala'ai.
   ♦ Poi cocktail, 'ai kakale.
   ♦ Poi concoction, kūpele.
   ♦ Stages of poi pounding: pāku'iku'i, pākī, pākī'ai, pili, hui ka 'ai, ho'opohā; poho, pele, kūpele; ho'owali, moku.
   ♦ Poi-pounding board, papa ku'i 'ai.
   ♦ Poi mixer, lā'au ho'owali 'ai.
   ♦ Unmixed poi, small package, pūkele'ai.
   ♦ Hard, pounded, undiluted poi, pa'i 'ai.
   ♦ Ti-leaf bundle of hard poi, holo 'ai.
   ♦ Watery residue on poi-pounding board, pīkale, kale 'ai.
   ♦ Film of poi adhering to walls of the container, pala'ai.
   ♦ To scrape poi from the sides of the bowl with the fingers, kahi.
   ♦ Single dip of poi, kī'o'e poi.
   ♦ To dip poi with fingers, miki; miki pākahi, miki pāpākahi (one finger); miki pāpālua (two fingers).
   ♦ To pound poi, ku'i 'ai, ku'i poi; lua'a.

English-Hawaiian dictionary. 2015.

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