Definition of noni in US English:



  • Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs of the madder family (Genus Morinda) native to the South Pacific. Various medicinal preparations are made from their leaves, roots, and fruit.

    • ‘Polly makes a point of educating us on native plants as well, like the kukui nut, whose oil was used by Hawaiians as lubricant and fuel, the noni, and the ti leaf.’
    • ‘It's no wonder noni's popularity has increased.’
    • ‘I learned that noni is a commonly planted tropical tree used primarily as an ornamental plant for its broad, bright green leaves, affording shade where it's needed.’
    • ‘Its medicinal effects are produced from the noni's roots, stems and leaves.’
    • ‘The fertiliser will be particularly beneficial for the organic noni growers.’