lavalava

or la·va-la·va

[ lah-vuh-lah-vuh ]
/ ˌlɑ vəˈlɑ və /

noun

the principal garment for both sexes in Polynesia, especially in Samoa, consisting of a piece of printed cloth worn as a loincloth or skirt.

Origin of lavalava

1890–95; < Samoan: clothing
Also called pareu.
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lava-lava

noun

a draped skirtlike garment of printed cotton or calico worn by Polynesians

Word Origin for lava-lava

Samoan
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