Pele's hairPe·le's hair
fine, hairlike filaments of volcanic glass formed naturally from molten lava that hardened while it was subjected to high winds or other turbulence
Origin of Pele's hairtranslated, translation of Hawaiian lauoho-o Pele, after Pele, goddess of volcanoes
Thin strands of volcanic glass that form when lava ejected from a volcano is spun out and stretched by the wind.
Origin of Pele's hairTranslation of Hawaiian lauoho o Pele : from lauoho, hair of the head (lau, leaf, frond + oho, hair of the head) + o, of + Pele, volcano goddess (from pele, lava flow).