Pronunciation: (pal'ō al'tō for 1; pä'lō äl'tō for 2), [key]
1. a city in W California, SE of San Francisco. 55,225.
2. a battlefield in S Texas, near Brownsville: first battle of Mexican War fought here in 1846.
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