pulu

noun

pu·​lu
ˈpüˌlü
plural -s
: a soft elastic yellowish brown vegetable wool obtained in Hawaii from the young fronds of tree ferns of the genus Cibotium (especially C. menziesii) and formerly exported for mattress and pillow stuffing

Word History

Etymology

Hawaiian, from pulu wet, soaked

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“Pulu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulu. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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