- a soft, elastic vegetable fiber of yellow-brown hue obtained from the young fronds of Hawaiian tree ferns, used for mattress and pillow stuffing.
Origin of pulu
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1825–35
Also called pulu fiber.
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Examples from the Web for pulu
Pulu, a kind of silk obtained from the fibres of a fern-tree of Hawaii.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
Then Pulu grew angry and called them cowards, for, as they argued, Rdan fell forward on his face in a swoon.
At dusk they ran the boat along the plantation jetty, and Pulu and another man led Rfdan up the path to the manager's house.
His hands were free, but a stout rope of cinnet was tied around his naked waist and Pulu held the end.
The great funeral ceremony, or rather death-dance, of the Western Islanders took place in the island of Pulu.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)
Sir James George Frazer