Meaning of neinei in English:

neinei

(also nene, nei-nei)

Pronunciation /ˈneɪneɪ/

noun

New Zealand
  • Any of several small trees or shrubs of the genus Dracophyllum (family Epacridaceae), which bear clusters of long leaves on branch tips; especially D. latifolium and (more fully "mountain neinei") D. traversii.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joel Polack (1807–1882), trader and author. From Maori neinei.