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haku

[ hah-koo ]
/ ˈhɑ ku /
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Definition of haku

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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How to use haku in a sentence

  • 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.

  • AT the foot of the snowy mountain of Haku-san, in the province of Echizen, lived a peasant and his wife.

    Old-World Japan|Frank Rinder
  • A white cloud floated upward towards the heights of Haku-san.

    Old-World Japan|Frank Rinder

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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