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luau (luːˈaʊ Pronunciation for luau ; ˈluːaʊ Pronunciation for luau



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

Word Origin

from Hawaiian lu'au

Example Sentences Including 'luau'

The `captain" has decked his pirogue with flowers and foliage, like a mini luau.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
Theme party panache Whether it's a back-yard luau or a black-and-white ball, next time you throw a party, be particular.
Globe and Mail (2003)
``On Sunday nights we always did a luau with everyone involved, including the waitresses and kitchen staff.
Australian News Misc (2004)


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