ahuula

noun

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

Keep scrolling for more

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ahuula was in 1885

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near ahuula

Cite this Entry

“Ahuula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahuula. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

Keep scrolling for more

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ