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Pronunciation: (pot'lach), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/potlatch.html on line 71 [key]
n.
1. (among American Indians of the northern Pacific coast, esp. the Kwakiutl) a ceremonial festival at which gifts are bestowed on the guests and property is destroyed by its owner in a show of wealth that the guests later attempt to surpass.
2. Pacific Northwest.a party or celebration.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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