lavalava

or la·va-la·va

[lah-vuh-lah-vuh]

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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Related Words for lavalava

dhoti, pareu

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