a type of basaltic rock, usually dark-colored with a smooth, ropy surface, formed in large sheets from fluid, fast-moving lava
Origin of pahoehoeHawaiian p?hoehoe
Lava with a smooth ropy surface.
Origin of pahoehoeHawaiian pāhoehoe pā- pref. hoehoe reduplication of hoe to paddle (probably from the swirls on its surface)
OriginSee also: pÄhoehoe
From Hawaiian pÄhoehoe.