Definition of paloma
1 Southwest : any of several sharks used as food
2 often capitalized : a brownish orange to light brown that is redder and lighter than sorrel and redder than caramel
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Origin and Etymology of paloma
probably American Spanish, from Spanish, dove, pigeon, from Latin palumba, palumbes; akin to Greek peleia dove, pigeon, Latin pallēre to be pale
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