• WordNet 3.6
    • n poi Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Poi 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n poi An article of food of the Sandwich Islanders, prepared from the root of the taro, Colocasia antiquorum. After being mixed with water, the taro-root is beaten with a pestle till it becomes an adhesive mass like dough; it is then fermented, and in three or four days is fit for use. Also poe. C. W. Stoddard, South Sea Idyls, p. 135.
    • poi In music, then; later: as, adagio poi allegro, slowly, then quickly; or poi segue, then follows.
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In literature:

Pois nain hatif extra, of the French.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The fermented Poi will last for weeks.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The poi in the poi-pits had turned bitter.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
To foreigners poi has a most unpleasant, disagreeable taste.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
There were boiled dogs, roots, fruits, fish, sour beer, and poi.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
Pois Geant sans parchemin.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
Caliriot maid of the dark Ti mi put e poi mi le.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
All, you have poi-zon-ed!
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
POIS sans parchemin, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Poi was made from a native root called taro, of mottled bluish-white meat.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt

In poetry:

Ay, now I see my deadly foe—
His hideous form appears:
He lurks within the pois'nous bowl,
'Mid sighs, and groans, and tears.
"The Saving Pledge" by John Pierpont
E poi che il guardo umano invan s'attenta
Di legger della Morte nei misteri,
Ei rafforzava la pupilla lenta,
Oppur tarpava il volo ai suoi pensieri.
"In Morte Di Emilio Praga" by Ferdinando Fontana
Learn of the adder, though a worm, to cast
Each pois'nous passion from thy breast in haste,
Ere to approach God's altar thou dost dare;
Lest those fierce passions shou'd destroy thee, there:
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
Una nottola venne--nella stanza a squittire
Attirata dal lume;--fece due giri in tondo
Nelle pareti urtando;--poi nel buio profondo,
Fuori della finestra,--torno`, battendo l'ali,
Spaventata d'avere--osato tanto.
"Mastro Spaghi" by Ferdinando Fontana
And such is man. A soil which breeds
Or sweetest flowers or vilest weeds;
Flowers lovely as the morning's light,
Weeds deadly as the aconite;
Just as his heart is train'd to bear
The pois'nous weed, or flow'ret fair.
"Blessings of Instruction" by John Bowring
And you, Libertad of the world!
You shall sit in the middle, well-pois'd, thousands of years;
As to-day, from one side, the nobles of Asia come to you;
As to-morrow, from the other side, the Queen of England sends her
eldest son to you.
"A Broadway Pageant" by Walt Whitman

In news:

The 19th annual East Maui Taro Festival, which features poi-pounding demonstrations, a taro pancake breakfast and cultural tours, happens this weekend in the community of Hana, Maui.
Poi in motion tends to stay in motion.
Three Eagles unanimous All- POI .
I-35 finishes fourth in POI tourney.
Eagles claim POI title on home court.
Poi in motion tends to stay in motion.
Katie showed off poi skills she learned while she was in the Florida State Flying High Circus from '04-'07.
It will be all about the poi at the 20th annual East Maui Taro Festival this weekend in Hana.
HONOLULU (AP) — Taro , the crop used to make poi, has been named the state plant.
The Wildcats definitely treated themselves Friday as they scored 46 unanswered poi.
Tourists attending Hawaiian luaus expect exotic foods such as poki, kalua pig, laulau, lomi salmon and poi.
Eagles claim POI title on home court .
House-smoked whole-hog barbecue and traditional poi were the stars of the show.
Pounding Poi in Preparation for the Second Annual Taro Celebration.
Poi was the centerpiece of the meal, if not the meal.

In science:

If we discover a POI, we cease further LSOs of that star.
New Completeness Methods for Estimating Exoplanet Discoveries by Direct Detection
After an LSO finds a potential POI, we obtain images through the four non-preferred NIRCam filters for that star, and take a low-resolution spectrum with NIRSpec.
New Completeness Methods for Estimating Exoplanet Discoveries by Direct Detection
For the preferred filter only, we continue to compute ci>1,j using Eq. (5) until the sample of N0 POIs is effectively exhausted.
New Completeness Methods for Estimating Exoplanet Discoveries by Direct Detection
DRM results for hmi, σm , and σhmi for the expected number of POIs discovered.
New Completeness Methods for Estimating Exoplanet Discoveries by Direct Detection
The values of σPoi and σcv are also listed in Table 4.
The Most Massive Galaxies at 3.0 ***