from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment.
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- 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)
Of course, a luau is about more than just food - there's the entertainment.
The figure enters the building and the several scientists are clad in Hawaiian luau apparel, getting ready for the end of the season party.
The food was cooked in Polynesian style, by being wrapped up in greens called luau, and baked underground.
The luau is the largest fundraiser event for the Hui-O-Hawaii club, which has more than 300 members.
Attending a luau is another way to learn, but all luaus are not equally created.
"My favorite part of the luau was the show itself and all of the dancing," says Kila.
A luau is a Hawaiian assembly of derivation and friends to enjoy lofty food, company and times.
"We start by sharing our family story since guests always ask how the words 'luau' and 'Smith' came together," said Smith.
Of the remaining "luau" trappings, I run a bit conservative.
He said the store kicked things off Wednesday with a "luau" theme of store giveaways and special sales.