haku

[ hah-koo ]
/ ˈhɑ ku /

noun

(in Hawaii) a crown of fresh flowers.

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Origin of haku

First recorded in 1835–40; from Hawaiian; literally, “to arrange, put in order, compose, braid”
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Example sentences from the Web for haku

  • The fact that Haku is a foreigner is conventionally emphasized by his pronunciation of this word.

  • Haku throughout omits the honorific turns of speech which civility demands.

British Dictionary definitions for haku

haku
/ (hɑːkuː) /

noun plural haku

NZ another name for kingfish (def. 4)

Word Origin for haku

Māori
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