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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of pilus.

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  • n. Plural form of pilus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of pilus.
  • n. In the Hawaiian Islands, a long coarse grass, Andropogon contortus, used for thatching houses, but very troublesome to sheep on account of its twisted awns which become entangled in their wool.
  • n. A Philippine name of the nuts of the pilaui-tree, Canarium Luzonicum. They are nearly triangular in cross-section and are pointed at each end. The oily kernel has an almond-like flavor and is eaten by the natives. See pilaui.


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  • We ate delicious beans and rice and peas and bread, all with tons of the local hot pepper called pili-pili.

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  • A ma ka pili o ke ao, hookani hou aku la o Kahalaomapuana i kana pu la-i e like me ke kani mua ana, alaila, ua lilo iho la no ia i mea lealea no ke Alii; elua wale no puhi ana a Kahalaomapuana ia po.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • I ka lima o ka po o ka hoomau ana o keia moeuhane ia Hauailiki, ma ka pili o ke ahiahi, ala ae la oia a pii aku la iuka o Paliuli, me ka ike ole nae o kona hoa.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • I aku nae oia ia Hauailiki, "Ua pau ka pili a kaua, no ka manawa ona awa aku la no ia."

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • I ka lua o ka po, hana hou no o Kahalaomapuana i kana hana; ma ka pili nae o ke ahiahi kana hoomaka ana e hookani, aole nae i uluhua ke Alii.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Ma ka pili o ka wanaao, hiki lakou i kahi e kokoke iki aku ana i

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Ma ka pili o ka wanaao oia po no, ka lua ia o ka hookani ana.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Neisseria use so-called pili, highly specialized structures made of proteins arranged like a spring, to take up large snippets of DNA - usually DNA from other Neisseria species.


  • Dugang ni Lacson, an PCCI yaun programa sugad san STORE (School-To-Office Response to Employment) nga systema diin an mga empleyado ngan mga administrador san eskwelahan in maka pili sin ginkikinahanghlan nga training ngan kabatiran sa ngatanan nga balitang san recruitment ngan ngatanan nga level san pantrabahuan.


  • Microscopic hairs on the bacteria, called pili, hooked onto the mannose molecules like Velcro, effectively coating the bacteria with the polymers.



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