palm tree

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Noun1.palm tree - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leavespalm tree - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae - 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
sago palm - any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
calamus - any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
fishtail palm - attractive East Indian palm having distinctive bipinnate foliage
coco, coco palm, cocoa palm, coconut palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera, coconut - tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
corozo, corozo palm - any of several tropical American palms bearing corozo nuts
Euterpe oleracea, cabbage palm - Brazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage when young
cabbage tree, Livistona australis, cabbage palm - Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
Nipa fruticans, nipa palm - any creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries; its sap is used for a liquor; leaves are used for thatch; fruit has edible seeds
Raffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia - a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks
lady palm - any of several small palms of the genus Rhapis; cultivated as houseplants
royal palm, Roystonea regia - tall feather palm of southern Florida and Cuba
Roystonea oleracea, cabbage palm - West Indian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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I shall be in the conservatory under the second palm tree on the left.
Something in this sort of style,' he replied, and at the same moment to my horror he slipped sideways off the rocks and, as I then thought, by good fortune merely, alighted among the spreading branches of a species of palm tree, that shooting its hardy roots along a ledge below, curved its trunk upwards into the air, and presented a thick mass of foliage about twenty feet below the spot where we had thus suddenly been brought to a standstill.
He was as tall as a palm tree, and perfectly black, and had one eye, which flamed like a burning coal in the middle of his forehead.
Wouldn't you say she was like a walking palm tree loaded with clusters of dates?
Lucille found herself suddenly addressed in a quiet tone by a man who had been sitting in an easy-chair, half hidden by a palm tree.
I can only compare you to a young palm tree which I saw when I was at Delos growing near the altar of Apollo--for I was there, too, with much people after me, when I was on that journey which has been the source of all my troubles.
Elliot sat side by side under a palm tree, holding fans, handkerchiefs, and brooches deposited in their laps by flushed maidens.
They were mimosas, figs, hibisci, and palm trees, mingled together in profusion; and under the shelter of their verdant vault grew orchids, leguminous plants, and ferns.
Toward evening of the second day they reached a sandy plain where walking was difficult; but some distance before them they saw a group of palm trees, with many curious black dots under them; so they trudged bravely on to reach that place by dark and spend the night under the shelter of the trees.
Outside lay the yellow, brassy glare of the sunshine, with the shadows of the palm trees as black and definite as the trees themselves.
And the captain gasped out his last under the palm trees of the isle unnamable while the brown maidens wept about him and fanned the air to his parching lungs.
The contrast of palm trees, growing amidst the common branching kinds, never fails to give the scene an intertropical character.