Definition of pikopiko in English:

pikopiko

noun

mass nounNZ
  • Young fern shoots eaten as a vegetable.

    ‘on the menu was venison with potato rosti and pikopiko’
    • ‘He describes the use of young fronds of the pikopiko.’
    • ‘In my salads I use the heart of palm trees and ota, a Fiji fern like the New Zealand pikopiko.’
    • ‘Important foods included whitebait, the seaweed karengo, huhu grubs, pikopiko (fern shoots).’
    • ‘We had roast pork slices with a marinade of horopito and manuka and a pikopiko garnish.’
    • ‘When the Pakeha first came in, they prohibited the picking of pikopiko.’

Origin

Late 19th century: Maori.

Pronunciation

pikopiko

/ˈpiːkəpiːkə/