Definitions for "Palo"
( pah low) is a religious music and dance of the Congolese people of Cuba. It is some of the oldest AfroCuban religious music, as Congolese slaves were brought to Cuba as early as the 1500's. The dances and rhythms are very stimulating and energetic and were used during the slave uprisings to prepare slaves for battle.
The name of Congolese-derived religious groups in Cuba; their music uses one to three congas and a cowbell.
Palo, or Las Reglas de Congo are a group of closely related denominations or religions of largely Bantu origin developed by slaves from Central Africa in Cuba. Other names associated with various branches of this religion include Palo Monte, Palo Mayombe, Brillumba, and Kimbisa. The word "palo" ("stick" in Spanish) was applied to the religion in Cuba due to the use of wooden sticks in the preparation of the altar.
Keywords:  timber, pole, kind, trees, names
A pole or timber of any kind; -- in the names of trees.
Keywords:  sort, switch, wood, piece
a piece of wood sort of like a switch