pulu

[poo-loo]
noun
  1. 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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