Definition of Pahoehoe

1. Noun. Freely flowing lava.

Generic synonyms: Lava



Definition of Pahoehoe

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

Definition of Pahoehoe

1. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pahoehoe

1. smooth solidified lava [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pahoehoe

1. A name given in the Sandwich Islands to lava having a relatively smooth surface, in distinction from the rough-surfaced lava, called a-a. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pahoehoe

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pagods
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pagri
pagris
paguma
pagurian
pagurians
pagurid
pagurids
pahasapaite
pahautea
pahekas
pahi
pahlavis
pahoehoe (current term)
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pahs
pahutes
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paid for
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paideutics
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paidles
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paigle
paigles

Literary usage of Pahoehoe

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1. Vestiges of the Molten Globe, as Exhibited in the Figure of the Earth by William Lowthian Green (1887)
"Arched Lava Streams, Hornitos, pahoehoe, .and Aa. Some Hawaiian Earthquakes probably caused by .Steam. Distinction between Volcanic and Tectonic ..."

2. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian by Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (1912)
"pahoehoe. The aa assumes the position of a winding river through the pahoehoe. In places the pahoehoe has flowed around portions of the aa in an irregular ..."

3. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"The rather uniformly disseminated vesicles of pahoehoe are of relatively small ... These facts indicate a more uniform distribution of gas in the pahoehoe ..."

4. Characteristics of Volcanoes: With Contributions of Facts and Principles by James Dwight Dana (1890)
"for there are no remains of a pahoehoe crust in the true aa field, — but largely from below ... There are no fragments of pahoehoe among the aa fragments. ..."

5. All about Hawaii (1907)
"Fourthly, that the cooling was not from above downward, as in the pahoehoe, for there are no remains of a pahoehoe crust in the true aa field,—but largely ..."

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