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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.
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(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)
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any tall date-bearing palm of the genus Phoenix, esp. P. dactylifera, topped by pinnate leaves.
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|Noun||1.||date 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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