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From palm +‎ -y.



palmy (comparative palmier, superlative palmiest)

  1. (obsolete) Made out of palm leaves or palm sap. [15th-19th c.]
  2. Of, related to, or abounding in palm trees. [from 16th c.]
    • 1819, Reginald Heber, The Missionary Hymn:
      From Greenland’s icy mountains,
      From India’s coral strand,
      Where Afric’s sunny fountains
      Roll down their golden sand;
      From many an ancient river,
      From many a palmy plain,
      They call us to deliver
      Their land from error’s chain.
  3. Prosperous, flourishing, booming or thriving. [from 17th c.]
    • 1832, The London Spy (volume 2, page 292):
      Elliston was, in his day, the Napoleon of Drury Lane; but, like the conqueror at Austerlitz, he suffered his declensions, and the Surrey became to him a Saint Helena. However, once an eagle always an eagle; and Robert William was no less aquiline in the day of adversity than in his palmy time of patent prosperity.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 46:
      ‘It must have been just like the palmy days of the British Drama.’
    • 1967, William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Vintage 2004, p. 48:
      So, all things being equal, from the beginning of my stay with Travis, I was in as palmy and benign a state as I could remember in many years.







  1. inflection of palma:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural



  1. first-person plural imperative of palić

Further readingEdit

  • palmy in Polish dictionaries at PWN