Definition of neinei in US English:

neinei

(also nene, nei-nei)

noun

NZ
  • Any of several small trees or shrubs of the genus Dracophyllum (family Epacridaceae), which bear clusters of long leaves on branch tips; especially D. latifolium and (more fully "mountain neinei") D. traversii.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joel Polack (1807–1882), trader and author. From Maori neinei.

Pronunciation

neinei

/ˈneɪneɪ/