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imu

[ee-moo]
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noun Hawaii.
  1. a usually large, covered cooking pit in which food is cooked by means of heated stones.
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Origin of imu

From Hawaiian
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Historical Examples

  • With reverence they covered the imu once more and carefully smoothed it over.

    Legends of Wailuku

    Charlotte Hapai

  • In the meantime Hina Keahi had not remained in the imu for long.

    Legends of Wailuku

    Charlotte Hapai

  • I will step into the imu and you must quickly cover me with earth.

    Legends of Wailuku

    Charlotte Hapai

  • Watch near the imu and in three days a young woman will appear.

    Legends of Wailuku

    Charlotte Hapai

  • Then Hina told them to make a place in the imu for a human sacrifice.