Definition of noni
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 : the fruit of the noni; also : a juice or dietary supplement prepared from the fruit
Recent Examples of noni from the Web
The KORA Organics Noni Glow Face Oil, with its blend of rosehip oil, pomegranate oil, and the extract of a tropical fruit called noni, will do the same.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'noni'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of noni
Hawaiian & Marquesan
First Known Use: 1782See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up noni? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).