MaoriEdit

VerbEdit

hīoi

  1. (stative) be a glossy green

NounEdit

hīoi

  1. New Zealand mint (Mentha cunninghamii)
  2. New Zealand pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)
    Synonym: pīhoihoi

ReferencesEdit

  • Williams, William (1852) A Dictionary of the New Zealand Language, and a Concise Grammar; to Which is Added a Selection of Colloquial Sentences, second edition, London: Williams and Norgate, page 23: “Híoi, s. The name of a plant. The name of a bird.