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Palo Alto

[pal-oh al-toh for 1; pah-loh ahl-toh for 2] /ˈpæl oʊ ˈæl toʊ for 1; ˈpɑ loʊ ˈɑl toʊ for 2/
noun
1.
a city in W California, SE of San Francisco.
2.
a battlefield in S Texas, near Brownsville: first battle of Mexican War fought here in 1846.
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  • He had the platform to himself until after the train had passed Palo Alto, when others joined him.

    The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne
  • After leaving Palo Alto, our journey revealed to us an ideal Californian landscape.

    A Flight in Spring J. Harris Knowles
  • Palo Alto County: Ruthven, 1; no locality more definite than county, 1.

    American Weasels E. Raymond Hall
  • That blow was a sort of Palo Alto affair to him, and was the forerunner of many similar successes.

    The Crater James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Palo Alto estate is one of the great California stock-farms.

British Dictionary definitions for Palo Alto

Palo Alto

noun
1.
(ˈpæləʊ ˈæltəʊ). a city in W California, southeast of San Francisco: founded in 1891 as the seat of Stanford University. Pop: 57 233 (2003 est)
2.
(Spanish) (ˈpalo ˈalto). a battlefield in E Mexico, northwest of Monterrey, where the first battle (1846) of the Mexican War took place, in which the Mexicans under General Mariano Arista were defeated by the Americans under General Zachary Taylor
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