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  1. a river in NW Idaho and SW Washington, flowing W and S to the Snake River. 140 miles (225 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for palouse

Historical Examples

  • Palouse, or Pelouse, 'reside on the banks of the Palouse and Snake rivers.'

    The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1

    Hubert Howe Bancroft

  • It is on the Palouse River, in a narrow valley where there is scarcely room for a town.

  • The Palouse country.A branch into the Palouse country would have more to recommend it.

  • Passing into Washington, we find an account of the origin of the falls of Palouse River and of certain native tribes.

  • In the Palouse and Walla Walla languages the affix nan is changed into na.