An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment.(noun)
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Use "luau" in a sentence
"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."