Origin of lavalava
Examples from the Web for lava-lava
All the men wore trousers, for the Church has decided that the lava-lava is indecent.
As a rule he wore shabby ducks, but now he was barefoot and wore only the lava-lava of the natives.
The truth is that a lava-lava and a coating of oil are much the most healthy and practical costume in a tropical climate.Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life|Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
I am wearing only a lava-lava, and this faint sea-breeze blowing over me almost makes me forget the engines and their troubles.Through the South Seas with Jack London|Martin Johnson
He passed two or three natives clad in nothing but the lava-lava, with huge umbrellas over them.