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lūʻau Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / lū.ʻau /,

1. n., Young taro tops, especially as baked with coconut cream and chicken,or octopus.

  • References:
    • 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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lūʻau Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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LU-AU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The petal of a plant; the leaf of the kalo; boiled herbs. i. e., the young kalo leaves gathered and cooked for food.

2. FIG. A parent; one to whom a child can resort for food; probably so called be-cause a parent is one to whom a child can resort for his food; o kona luau (ka makua) no ia.

3. The name of a species of soft porous stone.

LU-AU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Full; stuffed; crammed; filled full.

Luau (lū'-ă'u), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / lū'-ă'u /,

Pertaining to or having to do with the food luau.

Luau (lū'-ă'u), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / lū'-ă'u /,

1. The petal of a plant; the leaf of the taro; boiled herbs, that is, the young taro leaves gathered and cooked for food.

2. A species of soft, porous stone used in the process of cookery.

3. A feast.

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