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lavalava

[lah-vuh-lah-vuh] /ˌlɑ vəˈlɑ və/
noun
1.
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
1890-1895
1890-95; < Samoan: clothing
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British Dictionary definitions for lava-lava

lava-lava

noun
1.
a draped skirtlike garment of printed cotton or calico worn by Polynesians
Word Origin
Samoan
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