Pele's Tears Definition

Small, tear-shaped or nearly spherical pieces of volcanic glass often found at the end of a strand of Pele's hair, forming from the solidification of lava droplets ejected from a volcano.
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Origin of Pele's Tears

  • Translation of Hawaiian waimaka o Pele waimaka tears (from wai water) (maka eye) o of Pele volcano goddess (from pele lava flow)

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

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