Definition of Palama

1. n. A membrane extending between the toes of a bird, and uniting them more or less closely together.



Definition of Palama

1. the webbing of a water-bird's foot [n PALAMAE]

Medical Definition of Palama

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. The palm. A membrane extending between the toes of a bird, and uniting them more or less closely together. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palama

palaeoxylology
palaeozoologist
palaeozoology
palaestra
palaestrae
palaestras
palaestric
palaetiologist
palaetiologists
palaetiology
palagi
palagis
palagonite
palagonitic
palais
palama (current term)
palamae
palamate
palamedeae
palamino
palaminos
palampore
palampores
palankeen
palankeens
palanquin
palanquins
palapa
palapas
palapteryx

Literary usage of Palama

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1. Annual Report by Hawaiian Evangelical Association (1906)
"THE FIGHT AT palama OUTPOST. BY JAMES ARTHUR RATH. JAME.S ARTHUR RATH. The fight at this out-post has been waged throughout the year, with some gains. ..."

2. All about Hawaii (1917)
"It is held in one of the palama Settlement buildings. ... palama SETTLEMENT Started as palama Chapel June 1, 1800; Incorporated July 21, 1910. ..."

3. Annual Report by Hawaiian Evangelical Association (1907)
"There is no more strategic location in Honolulu for a work of the kind, which palama Settlement is attempting, than its present one. ..."

4. Secwana Dictionary: Secwana-English and English-Secwana by John Tom Brown (1895)
"To cause things to sit or lie one upon another. palama. To climb. Go palama naga, to go ahead without knowing where one is going. ..."

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