[loo-ou, loo-ou] /luˈaʊ, ˈlu aʊ/

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.
/luːˈaʊ; ˈluːaʊ/
a feast of Hawaiian food
a dish of taro leaves usually prepared with coconut cream and octopus or chicken

Hawaiian party or feast, 1853, from Hawaiian lu’au, literally “young taro tops,” which were served at outdoor feasts.


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