luau

[ loo-ou, loo-ou ]
/ luˈaʊ, ˈlu aʊ /

noun

a feast of Hawaiian food, usually held outdoors and usually accompanied by Hawaiian entertainment.
a cooked dish of taro leaves, usually prepared with coconut cream and octopus or chicken.

Origin of luau

First recorded in 1835–45, luau is from the Hawaiian word lū'au
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luau
/ (luːˈaʊ, ˈluːaʊ) /

noun

a feast of Hawaiian food
a dish of taro leaves usually prepared with coconut cream and octopus or chicken

Word Origin for luau

from Hawaiian lu'au
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