doum palm

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doum palm

also doom palm
n.
A palm (Hyphaene thebaica) native to northern Africa, having fan-shaped leaves, edible fruits about the size of an orange with a taste reminiscent of gingerbread, and usually a branched trunk. Also called gingerbread palm.

[From Arabic dawm (probably via an Arabic dialectal form dōm).]

doum palm

(duːm) or

doom palm

n
(Plants) an Egyptian palm tree, Hyphaene thebaica, with a divided trunk and edible apple-sized fruits
[C19 doum, via French from Arabic dawm]
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Both the fruit and the tender hearts of some species of palms are eaten, among them Borassus aethiopum and Hyphaene thebaica.