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s. Hulu and manu, a bird. A bird-feather. NOTE.—Bird's feathers were highly valued in former times; o ka hulumanu ka mea i manao nui ia, he wai-wai ia.

s. LIT. A bird's feather. Name of a class of men around a chief, very great favorites; a favorite of the chief. See the foregoing.

Hulumanu (hū'-lĭ-mă'-nu), n.

/ hū'-lĭ-mă'-nu / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Hulu, feather, and manu, a bird.]

1. A bird-feather, highly valued in former times; o ka hulumanu ka mea i manao nui ia, he waiwai ia.

2. A striped heavy cloth used in making beds or mattresses.

3. A class of men around a chief, very great favorites; a favorite of a high chief.

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