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(Spanish ˈpalɔs)
(Placename) a village and former port in SW Spain: starting point of Columbus' voyage of discovery to America (1492)


(ˈpɑ lɔs)

a seaport in SW Spain: starting point of Columbus's first voyage westward. 2540.
References in classic literature ?
Alicant, Carthagena, Palos, and Malaga will be passed but a mile or two distant, and Gibraltar reached in about twenty-four hours.
In one sense, therefore, it is of greater value than any other institution for the training of men and women that we have, from Cambridge to Palo Alto.
The town of Palo Alto and Stanford University had been sacked in similar fashion, we learned.
Palos Verdes, which tied for the CIF Southern Section Division IV title last year, got twogoals from Robbie Tulchin in a six-minute span in the second half and returned to the finals with a 4-3 victory over Saugus in a Div.
Officials said the Palos Verdes blue butterfly was feared extinct after it had not been seen for more than 10 years.
Agoura never trailed from there, but Palos Verdes remained within striking distance until the fourth quarter, when the Chargers outscored the Sea Kings 4-0.
The volunteers watch for whales from inside the center, which is located at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West in Rancho Palos Verdes.