See also: palm-tree

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From Middle English palmetre, from Old English palmtrēow (palm tree), equivalent to palm +‎ tree. Compare Danish palmetræ (palm tree), Swedish palmträd (palm tree), Norwegian palmetre (palm tree), Icelandic pálmatré (palm tree).

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palm tree (plural palm trees)

  1. 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.

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