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A Polynesian garland of flowers.
festoon, wreath, chain, loop, ring, circle, swathe, swagView synonyms
- ‘More firmly grounded in Hawaiian culture is the lei, a colorful wreath of fresh flowers or other decorative objects worn around the neck.’
- ‘Girls in grass skirts handed out fresh leis flown in from Hawaii.’
- ‘Finally, the place for flower leis is along Maunakea Street; try Cindy's or one of a dozen other lei shops.’
- ‘Please quit hanging rainbow flower leis on your rearview mirrors.’
- ‘At the small terminal, arrivals were greeted with traditional leis made from tropical flowers.’
- ‘The candidates were delighted that the public came to cheer them on and present leis of flowers to wish them luck.’
- ‘People give the gift of a lei, a necklace of flowers.’
- ‘Her sister Caroline Laba, who works at the Bythesea Road store, was joined by colleagues for a day of grass skirts, leis and garish shirts.’
- ‘The professional courses cover everything from basic floral arrangements and dried flower decoration to the art of making leis and gift baskets.’
- ‘Some people go to Hawaii and come back with leis and ukuleles.’
- ‘When we arrived at the village, our hosts greeted us warmly with leis.’
- ‘Everyone was wearing leis and smiling into the camera.’
- ‘He had a bunch of surfing posters, a huge orange surf board against his wall, and the headboard of his bed was decorated with leis.’
- ‘More recently, the competition has crept up to Hawaii's backyard, threatening the production of Hawaiian flower leis.’
- ‘See first-hand how a fragrant flower lei is created at the lei stands that line Maunakea Street in Honolulu's Chinatown.’
- ‘Its centerpiece was a cracked glass vase brimming with fake Hawaiian leis and a bouquet of cheep plastic flowers.’
- ‘She's wearing a lei, and Chris complains about it.’
- ‘Victorious motor racing drivers have laurels hung around their necks and in Hawaii visitors are greeted with welcoming leis.’
- ‘Hawaii reveals its magic from the start, when sweet floral leis are offered in the traditional island welcome.’
- ‘I insisted everyone wear straw hats and sunglasses and flower leis.’
- plural form of leu
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