follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

Pele's hair

[pey-leyz, pee-leez] /ˈpeɪ leɪz, ˈpi liz/
noun
1.
volcanic glass thread, usually basaltic, caused by the solidification of exploding or ejected lava in the open air.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; translation of Hawaiian lauoho-o-Pele hair of Pele (goddess of the volcano Kilauea)
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Pele's hair

Pele's hair

/ˈpeɪleɪz; ˈpiːliːz/
noun
1.
fine threads of volcanic glass formed from molten lava by the action of wind, explosion, etc
Word Origin
C20: translation of Hawaiian lauoho-o Pele, from Pele, name of the goddess of volcanoes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Pele's hair

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Pele

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pele's hair