pulu

[ poo-loo ]
/ ˈpu lu /

noun

a soft, elastic vegetable fiber of yellow-brown hue obtained from the young fronds of Hawaiian tree ferns, used for mattress and pillow stuffing.

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Also called pulu fiber.

Origin of pulu

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1825–35
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