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Definitions of potlatch:
  • noun:   (Canada, US, also figuratively) A ceremony amongst certain indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest in which gifts are bestowed upon guests and personal property is destroyed in a show of generosity and wealth.
  • noun:   (US, chiefly Alaska) A communal meal to which guests bring dishes to share; a potluck.
  • verb:   (transitive) To give; especially, to give as a gift during a potlatch ceremony.
  • verb:   (intransitive) To carry out or take part in a potlatch ceremony.

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