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luau

[loo-ou, loo-ou] /luˈaʊ, ˈlu aʊ/
noun
1.
a feast of Hawaiian food, usually held outdoors and usually accompanied by Hawaiian entertainment.
2.
a cooked dish of taro leaves, usually prepared with coconut cream and octopus or chicken.
Origin of luau
1835-1845
1835-45; < Hawaiian lū'au
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luau

/luːˈaʊ; ˈluːaʊ/
noun
1.
a feast of Hawaiian food
2.
a dish of taro leaves usually prepared with coconut cream and octopus or chicken
Word Origin
from Hawaiian lu'au
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Word Origin and History for luau
n.

Hawaiian party or feast, 1853, from Hawaiian lu'au, literally "young taro tops," which were served at outdoor feasts.

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