Definition of Palmyra

1. Noun. Tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving.

Exact synonyms: Borassus Flabellifer, Longar Palm, Lontar, Palmyra Palm, Toddy Palm, Wine Palm
Generic synonyms: Fan Palm
Group relationships: Borassus, Genus Borassus
Terms within: Bassine



Definition of Palmyra

1. n. A species of palm (Borassus flabelliformis) having a straight, black, upright trunk, with palmate leaves. It is found native along the entire northern shores of the Indian Ocean, from the mouth of the Tigris to New Guinea. More than eight hundred uses to which it is put are enumerated by native writers. Its wood is largely used for building purposes; its fruit and roots serve for food, its sap for making toddy, and its leaves for thatching huts.

Definition of Palmyra

1. Proper noun. (historical) an ancient Aramaic oasis-city in Syria, on the site of present-day Tadmor ¹

2. Noun. A palm, ''Borassus flabelliformis'', with straight black upright trunk and palmate leaves, whose wood, fruit, and roots can be used for many purposes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Palmyra

1. a tropical tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Palmyra

1. A species of palm (Borassus flabelliformis) having a straight, black, upright trunk, with palmate leaves. It is found native along the entire northern shores of the Indian Ocean, from the mouth of the Tigris to new Guinea. More than eight hundred uses to which it is put are enumerated by native writers. Its wood is largely used for building purposes; its fruit and roots serve for food, its sap for making toddy, and its leaves for thatching huts. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palmyra

palmlike
palmodic
palmomental reflex
palmoplantar
palmoscopy
palmprint
palmprints
palmreading
palms
palmtop
palmtops
palmus
palmwood
palmy
palmyra (current term)
palmyra palm
palmyras
palo santo
palo verde
palochka
palochkas
palola
palolo
palolos
palometa
palomino
palominos
palone
palones

Literary usage of Palmyra

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1914)
"palmyra AND THE WAR OF AURELIAN—(P. 327) The importance of palmyra, ... This state of things continued throughout the reign of Claudius; palmyra did not ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1827)
"1897. acts of piracy committed by the palmyra upon the Coquette and the Jeune Eugenie, as to the insubordination and pre- datory spirit of the crew of the ..."

3. Ceylon: A General Description of the Island, Historical, Physical by Horatio John Suckling (1876)
"We see that in all the western parts of Hindustan and Ceylon the cocoa-nut grows vigorously and abundantly, but there we never or rarely see a palmyra; ..."

4. Historical Collections of the State of New York: Containing a General by John Warner Barber, Henry Howe (1842)
"palmyra was organized by the general sessions of Ontario county, ... Eastern view in Main-street, palmyra. The village of palmyra is situated on Mud creek ..."

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