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moi Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Threadfish (Polydactylus sexfilis). This fish was much esteemed for food. A large school was an omen of disaster for chiefs.

  • Examples:
    • Kō kuli ē, nuku moi oe (song), your knees, like a moi fish nose.
    • He moi ka iʻa, ehu ka lani, moi the fish, misty the sky [of easy victory].
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2. n., White birthmark.

3. n., A native variety of taro, with short, stocky growth, the leaf stems light green, the base pinkish, and base of leaf blade whitish; used for poi and table taro.

4. n., A variety of sweet potato.

  • References:
    • PCP moi.

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