Palos

geographical name
Pa·​los | \ ˈpä-ˌlōs How to pronounce Palos (audio) \
variants: or Palos de la Frontera \ t͟hā-​lä-​frȯn-​ˈtā-​rä How to pronounce Palos de la Frontera (audio) \

Definition of Palos

town and former port (now silted up) in southwestern Spain southeast of Huelva population 10,196

Note: Christopher Columbus sailed from Palos on August 3, 1492 to start his first voyage to the New World.

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“Palos.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palos. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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