Pulu Pu"lu, n. A vegetable substance consisting of soft, elastic, yellowish brown chaff, gathered in the Hawaiian Islands from the young fronds of free ferns of the genus {Cibotium}, chiefly {Cibotium Menziesii}; -- used for stuffing mattresses, cushions, etc., and as an absorbent. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pulu — is a silky material obtained from the fibers of the hapuokinau pulu ( Cibotium glaucum ), a tree fern of Hawaii. It is made of the brown hairs that cover the young fiddlehead as it uncoils. For a period in the 1800s, pulu was collected, dried,… …   Wikipedia

  • Pulu — ist mehrdeutig. Es bezeichnet: eine australische Insel; siehe Pulu (Insel) eine Schule des tibetischen Buddhismus, siehe Xalu Schule (chin. Xialu pai 夏鲁派) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pulu — Pulu, s. Farnhaar …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pulu — Pulu, s. Agnus Scythicus …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pulu — Original name in latin Pul Name in other language Pulu, Pulu Zhen, Puluchang, Pul Pul Zhen, Pulchang, pu lu, pu lu chang, pu lu zhen State code CN Continent/City Asia/Chongqing longitude 29.81796 latitude 106.15927 altitude 265 Population 0 Date… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • pulu — /pooh looh/, n. a soft, elastic vegetable fiber of yellow brown hue obtained from the young fronds of Hawaiian tree ferns, used for mattress and pillow stuffing. Also called pulu fiber. [1825 35; < Hawaiian] * * * …   Universalium

  • pulu — ˈpüˌlü noun ( s) Etymology: Hawaiian, from pulu wet, soaked : 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • PULU —    a kind of silk obtained from the fibres of a fern tree of Hawaii …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • pulu — kyyhkynen, Stadissa asuva   …   Suomen slangisanakirjaa

  • pulu — something very rounded and smooth Many of the pebbles on that part of the beach are pulus …   Dictionary of american slang

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