LAVA-LAVA

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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lava-lava
 
n
a draped skirtlike garment of printed cotton or calico worn by Polynesians
 
[Samoan]

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