Definition of Palmae
1. Noun. Chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Order Palmales, Palmales
Member holonyms: Palm, Palm Tree, Acrocomia, Genus Acrocomia, Genus Areca, Arenga, Genus Arenga, Attalea, Genus Attalea, Borassus, Genus Borassus, Genus Calamus, Caryota, Genus Caryota, Ceroxylon, Genus Ceroxylon, Cocos, Genus Cocos, Copernicia, Genus Copernicia, Genus Corozo, Corypha, Genus Corypha, Elaeis, Genus Elaeis, Euterpe, Genus Euterpe, Genus Livistona, Livistona, Genus Metroxylon, Metroxylon, Genus Nipa, Genus Nypa, Nipa, Nypa, Genus Orbignya, Orbignya, Genus Phoenicophorium, Phoenicophorium, Genus Phoenix, Phoenix, Genus Phytelephas, Phytelephas, Genus Raffia, Genus Raphia, Raffia, Raphia, Genus Rhapis, Rhapis, Genus Roystonea, Roystonea, Genus Sabal, Sabal, Genus Serenoa, Serenoa, Genus Thrinax, Thrinax
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palmae
Literary usage of Palmae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society by Hawaiian Entomological Society (1906)
"on "Rubber." (F. Muir No. 262). Note.—On leaves along side of Asp. palmae, tho less abundant. ... Palmae Morg. & Ckll. Leonardi, Gen. e Spec. ..."
2. Catalogue of the Specimens of Amphipodous Crustacea in the Collection of the by Charles Spence Bate (1862)
"... forming together a long oval; palmae imperfectly defined, oblique, slightly convex, and continuous with the inferior margin, armed with a few hairs. ..."
3. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"FAMILY Palmae Genus COCOS COCOS NUCIFERA L. (Figs. 34-37). COCONUT PALM. COCONUT OIL Coconut oil, which is derived from the fleshy kernels of Cocos nucifera ..."