lavalava

noun
la·​va·​la·​va | \ ˌlä-və-ˈlä-və How to pronounce lavalava (audio) \

Definition of lavalava

: a rectangular cloth of cotton print worn like a kilt or skirt in Polynesia and especially in Samoa

First Known Use of lavalava

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lavalava

Samoan, clothing

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The first known use of lavalava was in 1891

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“Lavalava.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lavalava. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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