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Morinda citrifolia is a fruit-bearing tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae. Its native range extends across Southeast Asia and Australasia, and was spread across the Pacific by Polynesian sailors. The species is now cultivated throughout the tropics and widely naturalized. Among some 100 names for the fruit across different regions are the more common English names of great morinda, Indian mulberry, noni, beach mulberry, and cheese fruit.
The fresh fruit's strong, vomit-like odor has made it a famine food in most regions, but it remains a staple food among some cultures, and has been used in traditional medicine. In the consumer market, it has been introduced as a supplement in various formats, such as capsules, skin products, and juices.
Borrowed from Hawaiian noni.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊni/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊni/
- Rhymes: -əʊni
noni (countable and uncountable, plural nonis)
- The Polynesian fruit tree Morinda citrifolia.
- The fruit of Morinda citrifolia, or a juice made from this fruit that is supposed to have healthful qualities
- Morinda citrifolia on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Morinda citrifolia on Wikispecies.Wikispecies