from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lava with a smooth ropy surface.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of lava flow of basaltic rock, usually dark-colored with a smooth or ropey surface. It is one of two chief forms of lava flow emitted from volcanoes of the Hawaiian type, the other form being aa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name given in Hawaii (formerly the Sandwich Islands) to lava having a relatively smooth or billowing surface, in distinction from the rough-surfaced lava, called
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Compact lava. The spongy or rough lava is called a-a.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. freely flowing lava
Hawaiian pāhoehoe : pā-, pref. + hoehoe, reduplication of hoe, to paddle (probably from the swirls on its surface).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hawaiian pāhoehoe. (Wiktionary)