ahu·​ula | \ ˌä-hə-ˈü-lə, ˌä-ˌhü-ˈü- \
plural -s

Definition of ahuula

: a feather cloak or cape made of minute red or yellow bird feathers occasionally trimmed with black or green and formerly worn in Hawaii by high chiefs and kings

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First Known Use of ahuula

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ahuula

Hawaiian, from 'ahu garment + 'ula red, regal

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“Ahuula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahuula. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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