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lanai

[ lah-nah-ee, luh-nahy ]
/ lɑˈnɑ i, ləˈnaɪ /
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noun, plural la·na·is.Hawaiian.
a veranda, especially a fully furnished one used as a living room.
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Origin of lanai

First recorded in 1865–70, lanai is from the Hawaiian word lānai roofed structure with open sides, porch

Other definitions for lanai (2 of 2)

Lanai
[ lah-nah-ee, luh-nahy ]
/ lɑˈnɑ i, ləˈnaɪ /

noun
an island in central Hawaii: pineapple plantations. 141 sq. mi. (365 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for lanai (1 of 2)

lanai
/ (lɑːˈnɑːɪ, ləˈnaɪ) /

noun
a Hawaiian word for veranda

British Dictionary definitions for lanai (2 of 2)

Lanai
/ (lɑːˈnɑːɪ, ləˈnaɪ) /

noun
an island in central Hawaii, west of Maui island. Pop: 3193 (2000). Area: 363 sq km. (140 sq miles)
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