palm tree

common name for a tree of the genus 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.

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  • palm tree — also palm n a tropical tree which grows near beaches or in deserts, with a long straight trunk and large pointed leaves at the top …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • palm tree — palm ,tree noun count a tropical tree without branches that has large wide leaves growing from the top of its TRUNK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • palm tree — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms palm tree : singular palm tree plural palm trees a tropical tree without branches that has large wide leaves growing from the top of its trunk …   English dictionary

  • Palm tree —    (Heb. tamar), the date palm characteristic of Palestine. It is described as flourishing (Ps. 92:12), tall (Cant. 7:7), upright (Jer. 10:5). Its branches are a symbol of victory (Rev. 7:9). Rising with slender stem 40 or 50, at times even 80,… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • palm tree — noun any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves • Syn: ↑palm • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑sago palm, ↑feather palm, ↑fan palm, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • palm tree — tropical tree with a branchless trunk and large palmate leaves branching from the top of the tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • palm tree — noun (C) a tropical tree which typically grows near beaches or in deserts, with a long straight trunk and large pointed leaves at the top …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˈpalm ˌtree — noun [C] a tropical tree without branches that has large wide leaves growing from the top of its TRUNK …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Palm tree — Arecaceae Arécacées …   Wikipédia en Français

  • palm-tree — …   Useful english dictionary

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