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luau

[ loo-ou, loo-ou ]
/ luˈaʊ, ˈlu aʊ /
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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.

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Origin of luau

First recorded in1835–45, luau is from the Hawaiian word lū'au
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British Dictionary definitions for luau

luau
/ (luːˈaʊ, ˈluːaʊ) /

noun

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