Definition of imu in English:

imu

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːmuː
 
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noun

  • (In Hawaii) an underground oven in which meat and vegetables are cooked, traditionally by means of heated stones covered with vegetation: kalua pig is usually the centrepiece of a Hawaiian luau, where it is cooked in an imu
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    • The Hawaiian imu is a familiar site to luau lovers; it's a pit filled with hot rocks that effectively roasts the food (in this instance, pork).
    • Guests can see a pig placed in the imu, or pit, with hot rocks and banana leaves, at 1 p.m. and then watch it taken out, roasted to perfection, at 6 p.m.
    • The taro was baked in an earth oven (an imu), then pounded with a stone pounder on a large wooden poi board.

Origin

Hawaiian.

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