Palo Alto

geographical name
Palo Al·​to | \ ˌpa-lō-ˈal-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Palo Alto (audio) \

Definition of Palo Alto

city on San Francisco Bay southeast of the city of San Francisco in western California population 64,403

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