lūʻau/ lū.ʻau /
1. n., Young taro tops, especially as baked with coconut cream and chicken,or octopus.
- PPN luu, PNP lu(u)kau.
2. n., Hawaiian feast, named for the taro tops always served at one; this is not an ancient name, but goes back at least to 1856, when so used by the Pacific Commercial Advertiser; formerly a feast was pāʻina or ʻahaʻaina.
3. n., Greenish meat in a turtle, considered a delicacy; so named because the color of its meat suggested the color of taro cops.
4. n., Same as limu lūʻau, a seaweed.
5. n., Kind of soft porous stone, as used in the ground oven.
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