lavalava
lavalava la`va*la"va (l[aum]`v[.a]*l[aum]"v[.a]), n. A printed cloth garment resembling a skirt or kilt, worn as the principle garment by both men and women in Polynesia, especialy in Samoa; called also {pareu}. [PJC]

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  • lavalava — /lah veuh lah veuh/, n. the principal garment for both sexes in Polynesia, esp. in Samoa, consisting of a piece of printed cloth worn as a loincloth or skirt. Also, lava lava. Also called pareu. [1890 95; < Samoan: clothing] * * * …   Universalium

  • lavalava — noun An everyday item of clothing traditionally worn by Polynesians and other Oceanic peoples, consisting of a single rectangular cloth worn as a skirt, secured around the waist by an overhand knotting of the upper corners. Some tourists buy… …   Wiktionary

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  • lavalava — la·va·la·va …   English syllables

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  • lavalava — noun a skirt consisting of a rectangle of calico or printed cotton; worn by Polynesians (especially Samoans) • Hypernyms: ↑skirt * * * |lävə|lävə noun Etymology: Samoan, clothing : a rectangular cloth worn like a kilt or skirt by men, women …   Useful english dictionary

  • pareu — lavalava la va*la va (l[aum] v[.a]*l[aum] v[.a]), n. A printed cloth garment resembling a skirt or kilt, worn as the principle garment by both men and women in Polynesia, especialy in Samoa; called also {pareu}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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