from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment named for the kalo (taro) tops traditionally served at such events.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Hawaiian Islands, a dish or dinner of boiled herbs with additions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an elaborate Hawaiian feast or party (especially one accompanied by traditional foods and entertainment)
Hawaiian lū'au, young taro tops, feast (at which taro tops are served).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hawaiian lūʻau. Attested 1856 in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser. (Wiktionary)