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lavalava

[lah-vuh-lah-vuh]
noun
the principal garment for both sexes in Polynesia, especially in Samoa, consisting of a piece of printed cloth worn as a loincloth or skirt.
Also, lava-lava.
Also called pareu.


Origin:
1890–95; < Samoan: clothing

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lavalava

noun
a skirt consisting of a rectangle of calico or printed cotton; worn by Polynesians (especially Samoans) 
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