from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Samoa, a favorite native dish, indispensable at feasts, consisting of the custard-like juice expressed from grated coconuts, to which a little salt water is added, inclosed together with tender young taro leaves (Caladium Colocasia) in an older leaf, and baked in a native oven.
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Afterwards Ben came with palusami,  and now to-day comes a young native girl from Mrs. Blacklock with enormous bananas, long green beans, a dozen eggs, and a bunch of flowers, and
At tailgates, they raise a Samoan flag and a Bears flag and feast on traditional Samoan food, including Samoan chop suey and palusami, which can be made with spinach and coconut milk.
a marriage in the church, with its attendant mild excitements, and gluttonies of baked pig and fowls, and _palusami_ and other delicacies, and the receiving and giving of many presents.