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Etymology 1 n. (pilus English) Etymology 2

n. A tropical tree, (taxlink Canarium ovatum species noshow=1), native to maritime Southeast Asia, New Guinea and northern Australia, and cultivated in the Philippines for its nuts; the edible nut of the tree.


Pili may refer to:

Common names of plants:

  • Canarium ovatum, a Philippine tree that is a source of the pili nut
  • Heteropogon contortus, a Hawaiian grass used to thatch structures


  • Pili, Camarines Sur is a municipality in the Philippines
  • Pili, barangay in Danao City


  • Pilus (plural pili) is a cellular organelle
  • Pili-kaaiea is a Hawaiian chief, a founder of the Ulu line
  • Pili (TV series) is a puppet show from Taiwan
Pili (TV series)

Pili (Traditional Chinese: 霹靂, Pe̍h-oē-jī: Phek-le̍k) is a glove puppetry show from Taiwan. It is made by Pili International Multimedia. The TV series started in 1985, and it still continues today. It is one of the most popular TV shows in Taiwan. Pili puppet show is performed by many kinds of puppets, some of them are cool, some are intelligent, and some are funny. Unlike traditional puppet shows, Pili puppet show uses state-of-the-art animation to help present its fighting art. The delicate design of the appearance and characteristics of each puppet has made Pili puppet show a well-known entertainment in Taiwan.

In 2000, the Pili movie Legend of the Sacred Stone was released. It was released on DVD in Taiwan and Japan (the Japanese edit significantly shortened).The Japanese release includes some humorously bad optional English subtitles, while the Taiwanese release has no English, so the only imports and bootlegs of the film generally found in North America have been of the Japanese version.

In February 2006, the American company Animation Collective who was known for Kappa Mikey and Speed Racer: The Next Generation created an edited version of Pili on Cartoon Network called Wulin Warriors. Many fans of the original series complained about the poor quality of the scripts and changes made for the American version. One example was the character Ye Hsiao-Chai (Scar in Wulin Warriors), who is a mute in the Taiwanese version of the series, but in the American version he speaks frequently. Many Cartoon Network viewers were hostile to Wulin Warriors because the programming of the series was part of a shift in the channel's focus to include live action programs. Cartoon Network stopped airing Wulin Warriors after only two episodes,all thirteen episodes could be seen on Kids' AOL, but were taken off after a few years.

In 2016, Nitroplus, Good Smile Company, and Taiwanese company PILI launched a website on Friday to announce サンダーボルトファンタジー:東離劍遊紀(Thunderbolt Fantasy: Tōriken yūki), a new puppet TV series that will premiere the summer of 2016.

Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Aldnoah.Zero) is credited with the show's original work, and is also writing the scripts and serving as chief supervisor. Nitroplus is credited with the character designs, and Good Smile Company is credited as the "modeling adviser." T.M. Revolution will perform the show's theme song. PILI Multimedia Inc., a well-known hand puppet drama production company in Taiwan, will produce the series.

Usage examples of "pili".

Conan looked up to see a Pili running the same way, and next to the lizard man, he spotted Tair and Hok, also fleeing.

When she got back to the settlement, Rayat was squatting over a pile of shell maps in one of the cone-shaped houses and examining them with Pili.

She had not thought it possible to manage him, but she had, and she had found the sensation more pleasurable than ever it had been with Rayk, or any of the other Pili she sometimes took as lovers.

Even the erector pili muscle and the sudoriparous gland are often found.

She would be queen, could choose some pliant male as consort-maybe even Blad here-and live out her days in what luxury she could force from the Pili.

His own crew had shown that the vacuum organisms could exchange genetic material through pili, microscopic hollow tubes grown between cells or hyphal strands.

Partem brachii dextri carpo proximum et cutem pectoris circa mamillam dextram rasi, ut notum fieret quanto temporis pili renovarentur.

Malaysia, violence against women had been strictly off limits unless you were Pili Parang, the gang leader.

Pili Parang again, but since Runi was most likely still in jail he would take whatever help he could get.

And if Pili Parang was on Tioman, he would be just the man to find one.

Pili Parang had last seen Strachan, and his life had changed considerably in that time.

He turned in the shallows and there was Pili Parang, sitting on the edge of the beach and drawing patterns in the sand with a stick.

Had he not been so preoccupied, the sound of Pili Parang using the VHF radio might have struck him as odd.

Pili Parang knew Strachan better than most, and in not taking any risks he walked headlong into the trap.

Whether Pili Parang was alive or dead when they hit him, they would never know.