haku

[ hah-koo ]

noun
  1. (in Hawaii) a crown of fresh flowers.

Origin of haku

1
First recorded in 1835–40; from Hawaiian; literally, “to arrange, put in order, compose, braid”

Words Nearby haku

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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.

    The N Plays of Japan | Arthur Waley
  • haku throughout omits the honorific turns of speech which civility demands.

    The N Plays of Japan | Arthur Waley
  • 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) /


nounplural haku
  1. NZ another name for kingfish (def. 4)

Origin of haku

1
Māori

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