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Palm tree   /pɑm tri/   Listen
Palm tree

noun
1.
Any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves.  Synonym: palm.






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"Palm tree" Quotes from Famous Books



... for Havana, we passed through a very beautiful country, luxuriant with tropical verdure; the most conspicuous natural feature in the landscape being the graceful palm tree in its many varieties. We passed, too, many sugar plantations, the growing cane not at all unlike our own cornfields at home, while the long lines of negroes, at work with their hoes, in the crop, made the ...
— The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner • John Wilkinson

... soon as Eilithyia the goddess of sore travail set foot on Delos, the pains of birth seized Leto, and she longed to bring forth; so she cast her arms about a palm tree and kneeled on the soft meadow while the earth laughed for joy beneath. Then the child leaped forth to the light, and all the goddesses washed you purely and cleanly with sweet water, and swathed you in a white garment ...
— Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica • Homer and Hesiod

... Excepting the dragon trees at Madeira, the only many-headed palm I had seen before was that at Mazagong in Bombay. It is crowned, however, with a leaf like that of the palmetto; but the tufts of the dragon tree resemble the yucca in growth. The palm tree at Mazagong, like the adansonia in Salsette, is reported to have been carried thither by a pilgrim from Africa, probably from Upper Egypt, where late ...
— Journal of a Voyage to Brazil - And Residence There During Part of the Years 1821, 1822, 1823 • Maria Graham



Words linked to "Palm tree" :   coco, family Palmaceae, calamus, coco palm, Roystonea regia, Livistona australis, lady palm, family Palmae, Nipa fruticans, fan palm, palm family, cocoa palm, Cocos nucifera, palm, Roystonea oleracea, coconut, corozo, cabbage palm, sago palm, Raffia farinifera, Palmaceae, cabbage tree, Palmae, corozo palm, family Arecaceae, coconut tree, Arecaceae, fishtail palm, coconut palm, Raffia ruffia, raffia palm, royal palm, feather palm, Euterpe oleracea, nipa palm, tree



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