noun New Zealand.
Origin of hongi
Examples from the Web for hongi
Hongi was chiefly impressed by the bishop's wig, which he thought must be emblematic of wisdom.A History of the English Church in New Zealand|Henry Thomas Purchas
In 1819 the rev. gentleman bought his settlement at Kerikeri from Hongi Hika, the price being forty-eight axes.The Book of the Bush|George Dunderdale
As Turi could not write, Hongi made the ingenious suggestion that his moko, or face-tattoo, should be copied on the deed.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
Now, poor Arawa, you will find out to your cost how Hongi is coming to Mokoia!Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion|G. Hamilton-Browne
For a whole season, Hongi was a sort of lion among London society.History of Australia and New Zealand|Alexander Sutherland