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noun NZ
  1. Also: Māori oven, umu an open-air cooking pit
  2. the food cooked in it
  3. the social gathering at the resultant meal
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Examples from the Web for hangi

Historical Examples

  • He flashed his tomahawk in the air; he yelled, "We must have one body—one body to cook in the hangi!"

    The adventures of Kimble Bent

    James Cowan

  • A bird known locally as Hangi, not met elsewhere in Europe, nests at Filfla.