Main definitions of paho in English

: paho1PAHO2

paho1

(also paaho, baho)

noun

US
  • 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.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Hopi paáho prayer feather, prayer stick.

Pronunciation

paho

/ˈpɑːhəʊ/

Main definitions of paho in English

: paho1PAHO2

PAHO2

noun

  • Pan American Health Organization, an agency formed to coordinate and promote the work of health-care organizations in member states throughout the Americas;.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in untitled.