Definitions for luauˈlu aʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an outdoor feast of Hawaiian food, usu. with entertainment.
Origin of luau:
1835–45; < Hawaiian lū‘au
An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment named for the kalo (taro) tops traditionally served at such events.
Origin: lūʻau. Attested 1856 in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser.
A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment. It may feature food such as poi, kalua pig, poke, lomi salmon, opihi, haupia, and beer and entertainment such as traditional Hawaiian music and hula. Among people from Hawaii, the concepts of "luau" and "party" are often blended, resulting in graduation luaus, wedding luaus, and birthday luaus.
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