The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pakaukau. The word pakaukau is very general and it is used to describe things like a table, stand, counter, booth or desk. Pakaukau can be broken down into two parts, pa or a specific area, and kau or kaukau which is verb meaning to place, so pakaukau is a place where you put things. In Hawai'i of old the word however, food was not served on a pakaukau, it was served on a lauhala mat. The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pakaukau.