Resembling a palm tree or some aspect of one.

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  • palmlike — adjective resembling a palm tree • Similar to: ↑branchless * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a palm especially in habit of growth : like that of a palm palmlike leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • palmlike — adjective see palm I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • screw pine — noun any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and edible conelike fruits and leaves like pineapple leaves • Syn: ↑pandanus • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑textile screw pine, ↑lauhala, ↑Pandanus tectorius …   Useful english dictionary

  • cycad — cycadlike, adj. /suy kad/, n. any gymnospermous plant of the order Cycadales, intermediate in appearance between ferns and the palms, many species having a thick, unbranched, columnar trunk bearing a crown of large, leathery, pinnate leaves.… …   Universalium

  • cycas — /suy kas, keuhs/, n. any of several palmlike Old World tropical plants of the genus Cycas, some species of which are cultivated as ornamentals in warm climates. [ < NL; see CYCAD] * * * ▪ plant genus  a genus of 105 species of palmlike tropical… …   Universalium

  • pandanus — /pan day neuhs, dan euhs/, n., pl. pandanuses. any plant of the genus Pandanus, having sword shaped leaves arranged in a spiral, comprising the screw pines. [1770 80; < NL, based on Malay pandan name for such plants] * * * ▪ plant also called … …   Universalium

  • papaya — papayan, adj. /peuh pah yeuh/, n. 1. the large, yellow, melonlike fruit of a tropical American shrub or small tree, Carica papaya, eaten raw or cooked. 2. the tree itself. Also called pawpaw. [1760 70; < Sp < Carib (Hispaniola)] * * * Large… …   Universalium

  • plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …   Universalium

  • cycadophyte — ▪ plant Introduction       any member of a diverse collection of mostly extinct primitive gymnospermous plants. They probably had their origins among the progymnosperms of the Devonian Period (416 to 359 million years ago), possibly among a… …   Universalium

  • Macrozamia — ▪ plant genus       genus of about 40 species of palmlike cycads (plants of the family Zamiaceae), native to Australia and grown elsewhere as ornamental and conservatory specimens. The genus includes tuberous, fernlike plants and palmlike,… …   Universalium

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