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noun, plural pa·lo·los.
  1. palolo worm.
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Origin of palolo

1890–95; < Samoan or Tongan
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Examples from the Web for palolo

Historical Examples

  • The palolo is a favourite delicacy, and they never fail to fish for it.

    Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific

    Felix Speiser

  • Palolo Valley is some ten miles from Honolulu, and is best reached on horseback.

    Under the Southern Cross

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • The palolo is mixed with pudding, and said to taste like fish; I am not in a position to pronounce an opinion.

  • If the last quarter of the moon is late in October palolo is found the day before, the day of, and the day after, that quarter.

  • If the last quarter of the moon is early in October palolo does not come till the last quarter of the November moon.