Pele-s-hair meaning

pālāz
Thin strands of volcanic glass that form when lava ejected from a volcano is spun out and stretched by the wind.
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Fine, hairlike filaments of volcanic glass formed naturally from molten lava that hardened while it was subjected to high winds or other turbulence.
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Origin of pele-s-hair

  • Translation 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)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition