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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).]
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(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]
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(ˈlu aʊ)

n., pl. -aus.
an outdoor feast of Hawaiian food, usu. with entertainment.
[1835–45; < Hawaiian lū‘au]
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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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