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  • n. Common name for a tree of the family Arecaceae usually characterised by having a single stem or trunk, directly from which sprout several leaves or fronds giving a shape like an outstretched hand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves


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  • The crinkling of silk once again drew his attention and he mindlessly stepped back and peered between the branches of a palm tree only to see the silk gown skim down along her back and over her waist till it fell onto the floor.

    Tutoring Lady Jane

  • When she found Tarak, he was pushing a sapling palm tree down toward a shadowed bog.


  • The Homicide detective, whose name was Lloyd Dronet, wore a rain-spotted tan suit and a tie with a palm tree and tropical sunset printed on it.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Renée and I ambled along the sidewalk, trying to stay in the range of the infrequent palm tree shadows.


  • Nazia laid Mateen on the grass in the shade of the palm tree and ordered Isha to keep an eye on him.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • Roger smiled at me, then pulled the car over to the side of the street and parked in front of a dilapidated two-story house with peeling white paint and a half-inflated plastic palm tree drooping on the lawn.

    Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

  • The palm tree was growing at an angle, leaning out toward the ocean as if it wished it were out there swimming along with Juliette, Doctor Proctor, and Joan, who were splashing around in the waves a ways out and laughing happily as if nothing had happened.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • The Deborah of a later date "judged" and dwelt "under a palm tree between Ramah and Bethel."

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • For a deck we had the greensward by the lake; and for a mast the sacred palm tree that Leto pulled on in her labor, when the god was born.

    The King Must Die

  • It is not improbable that the palm-dove may in some measure have supplied the sacrifice in the wilderness, for it is found in amazing numbers wherever the palm tree occurs, whether wild or cultivated.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary


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