paloma

noun
pa·​lo·​ma | \ pəˈlōmə \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Paloma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paloma. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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