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(Written also kawa, kava, and ava)
An alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub.  Synonym: kavakava.

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"Kava" Quotes from Famous Books

... tropical fruits and vegetables, coconuts, bananas, cassava (tapioca), sakau (kava), betel nuts, sweet potatoes; ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... I was always glad when the meal was over, as it is very far from comfortable to sit with your legs doubled up under you. Afterwards I could hardly stand up straight, owing to cramp. I found it especially trying in Samoa, where one had to sit in this manner for hours during feasts, "kava"-drinking and "siva-sivas" (dances). Sometimes a glistening damsel would fan us with a large fan made out of the leaf of a fan palm, [6] which at times got rather in the way. I never got waited on better in my life. Directly I had finished one course a dozen girls were ready ...
— Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines • H. Wilfrid Walker

Words linked to "Kava" :   inebriant, kavakava, Polynesia, intoxicant, alcoholic drink, alcohol, alcoholic beverage

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