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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pahoehoe(noun)

    freely flowing lava


  1. Pahoehoe(n.)

    A name given in Hawaii (formerly the Sandwich Islands) to lava having a relatively smooth or billowing surface, in distinction from the rough-surfaced lava, called aa.


  1. pahoehoe(Noun)

    A form of lava flow of basaltic rock, usually dark-colored with a smooth or ropey surface. It is one of two chief forms of lava flow emitted from volcanoes of the Hawaiian type, the other form being aa.

  2. Origin: From pāhoehoe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pahoehoe(noun)

    a name given in the Sandwich Islands to lava having a relatively smooth surface, in distinction from the rough-surfaced lava, called a-a

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