noun no·ni \ˈnō-(ˌ)nē\

Definition of noni

  1. 1 :  an evergreen shrub or small tree (Morinda citrifolia) of the madder family that is native from southeastern Asia to Australia but is now widely distributed and cultivated in other warm regions and that has glossy green leaves, white tubular flowers, and a yellowish-white, many-seeded, oval fruit with an unpleasant, cheesy smell when ripe —called also Indian mulberry The roots, bark, leaves, and fruit of the noni have been used in folk and herbal medicine.

  2. 2 :  the fruit of the noni; also :  a juice or dietary supplement prepared from the fruit

Origin and Etymology of noni

Hawaiian & Marquesan

First Known Use: 1782

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to criticize severely

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