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 (lo͞o-ou′, lo͞o′ou′)
An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment.

[Hawaiian lū'au, young taro tops, feast (at which taro tops are served).]


(luːˈaʊ; ˈluːaʊ)
1. (Cookery) a feast of Hawaiian food
2. (Cookery) a dish of taro leaves usually prepared with coconut cream and octopus or chicken
[from Hawaiian lu'au]


(ˈlu aʊ)

n., pl. -aus.
an outdoor feast of Hawaiian food, usu. with entertainment.
[1835–45; < Hawaiian lū‘au]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.luau - an elaborate Hawaiian feast or party (especially one accompanied by traditional foods and entertainment)
fete, fiesta, feast - an elaborate party (often outdoors)
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
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The Luau Weekend also includes a "Cigars and Sundress" day party at Ember Lounge in downtown Orlando on Saturday July 22nd from 4pm - 9pm.
Those who sign up receive a Hawaiian Luau guide, training top and medal when you have completed the stroll.
Viewed as the second main development hub in the province, Luau Municipality is becoming increasingly important in terms of the role it plays in the economic development of the country's eastern region, due to several projects being executed in this area and its geopolitical position.
8% abv Kona Brewing Lemongrass Luau Blonde Ale, described as a "blonde ale brewed with wheat malt, a variety of hops, Maui turbinado sugar and Big Island Ginger and Lemongrass" as well as Redhook Fat Chance Light IPA a 4% ABV session beer with less than 120 calories.
The luau is a donation drive to collect supplies and funds the shelter will need for the more than 500 dogs and puppies it will care for this year.
In anticipation of our upcoming trip to Hawaii, Matt and I hosted a Father's Day luau (a couple of days early) with family.
It served notice that the luau in Hawaii is a fairly standardized affair for island tourists, with only slight variations.
Tiki huts filled with food and drinks adorned the pool area for this year's Venice YMCA Hawaiian Luau.
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The Ohio Society of CPAs and Ohio CPA/PAC thanks all those who made the Leaders' Luau and PAC silent auction a success.
The event will include a cocktail reception and poolside luau dinner.
The event will offer conferences and workshops, cooking classes, a cruelty-free fashion show, a vegan luau, and tours of the surrounding area.