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date palm

n.
A palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera) of western Asia and northern Africa that is cultivated also in the United States, South Asia, and Australia, having large pinnate leaves and bearing clusters of dates.

date palm

n
(Plants) a feather palm, Phoenix dactylifera, probably native to N Africa and SW Asia and widely grown in other arid warm temperate and subtropical regions for its edible fruit (dates)

date′ palm`


n.
any tall date-bearing palm of the genus Phoenix, esp. P. dactylifera, topped by pinnate leaves.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.date palm - tall tropical feather palm tree native to Syria bearing sweet edible fruitdate palm - tall tropical feather palm tree native to Syria bearing sweet edible fruit
date - sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
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The sources added the drones probably came from Busr al-Harir or al-Lajat area to target vital sites in the vicinity of the city.
Also in the past 24 hours, army units killed a number of Al-Nusrah Front terrorists and destroyed their dens, ammo caches and weapons' storehouses in the vicinity of Busr al-Harir, Sheikh Meskeen, Inkhel, Ebb and Nemr in the countryside of the southern province of Daraa.
Abdel Rahman said that after fierce clashes and heavy regime shelling, pro-government forces captured villages sprinkled around the rebel-held town of Busr al-Harir.
Rebel sources and anti-regime media outlets said the surprise attack began early in the morning and targeted the town of Busr al-Harir, and ended with a regime retreat.
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In Der province, the provincial capital has been joined by a host of other places that have entered the news because they have seen battles, destruction or civilian massacres: Tafas, Nawa, Khirbet Ghazaleh, Busr al-Harir, and Busra al-Sham, to name a few.
Meanwhile, a number of terrorists were killed and their vehicles were destroyed in al-Hrak, Busr al-Harir, al-Soura and Alma in the northeastern countryside of Daraa province.
The sources said that several members of the al-Nusra Terrorist Front were killed and wounded in the army's operations in Busr al-Harir and al-Hrak in the Northeastern countryside of Dara'a.
Ali Hassan Ammar, and told to use phosgene to attack a region north of Der that included the villages of Sheikh Miskeen, Hirak and Busr al-Harir.