Definition of "yaqona" []

  • A Polynesian shrub (Piper methysticum) from which an intoxicating drink is made from the roots (noun)
  • The Fijian national drink; kava. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yaqona" in a sentence
  • "More commonly, however, exchanges are direct, each man bringing to the village green his taro, yaqona, yams or fish and exchanging with his neighbors; the rare disputes being settled by the village chief."
  • "For the isevusevu, we wear a sulu (think wraparound skirt), sit on the floor and bring a bundle of yaqona or kava root (a plant in the pepper family) to show respect."
  • "Police in Fiji have warned motorists to stay put if they are drunk with yaqona."