Tua was so named from the back of a turtle which pili caught at that time, and Ana from the cave in which it was taken.
Afterward, he went back to Samoa and returned with pili, whom he made ruler, and from whom the Kamehamehas were descended.
To commemorate his safe landing he at once planted on the rock the pili grass he had brought with him.
pili went to visit Tutuila, tried his hand at fishing, but caught nothing, and was mocked by the Tutuilans.
Paoa stood upon the little plot of pili grass as he answered her.
The pili grass (Heteropogon contortus) is also noxious, for its awns get badly entangled in the wool of sheep.
On Upolu the name of pili has an early place among the doings of mortals and in the division of the lands.
When pili was old and dying he called his children together and appointed them their places and employments.
Chocolate is often adulterated with roasted rice and pili nuts.
The roasted pili nut alone has a very agreeable almond taste.
pilus pi·lus (pī'ləs)
n. pl. pi·li (-lī')
A fine filamentous appendage, somewhat analogous to the flagellum, that occurs on some bacteria. Also called fimbria.