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A wooden prayer stick decorated with plumes of feathers and usually painted, used by members of the Hopi North American Indian people in their snake dance and other rituals.
Late 19th century. From Hopi paáho prayer feather, prayer stick.
Pan American Health Organization, an agency formed to coordinate and promote the work of health-care organizations in member states throughout the Americas;.
1950s; earliest use found in untitled.
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