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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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Government forces and their allies have captured the key city of Busr Al-Harir, as well as many towns in the eastern part of Daraa, including in the Lajat region.
Northeast of Deraa, pro-government forces captured three more villages Wednesday, the Hezbollah-run War Media Center said, after capturing the nearby town of Busr al-Harir Tuesday.
Daraa, SANA -- The Syrian Arab Army established control over the towns of Busr al-Harir and Malihat al-Atash in the northeastern countryside of Daraa province, inflicting heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, a military source said on Tuesday.
In the meantime, the army's artillery and missile units pounded terrorists' positions in the townships and towns of al-Harak, Rakham, Nahata, al-Maliha Sharqi, al-Maliha Qarbi and Busr al-Harir in Eastern Dara'a.
Rockets and artillery shells have also targeted northern and eastern Daraa, and there were reports of overnight airstrikes on Busr al-Harir, a northeast Daraa town where government troops are trying to isolate the rebels.
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.
Abu Bakr al-Hassan, spokesman for the rebel group Jaish al-Thawra -- which fights under the banner of the Free Syrian Army in the southwest of the country alongside the Southern Front -- said the regime and its allied forces intensified its bombardment of Syria's southwest and targeted the villages of Mseifereh, Busr al-Harir and Hirak with airstrikes and shelling.
SANA reporter in Sweida said that three 120-mm mortar shells fired by terrorists in Busr al-Harir and its surroundings in Daraa eastern countryside, fell in Harran village in the western countryside, causing huge material damage to two houses, no causalities were reported.
Opposition activist Riyad al-Zein told The Daily Star that the Syrian government used artillery to pound a number of towns in the country's south, including Nahta, Busr al-Harir and Hirak, killing at least 15 and wounding 74 more.
SANA reporter said that the bombardments targeted gatherings and dens of the terrorist organizations in al-Hrak city, 30 km to the northeast of Daraa city and in Busr al-Harir town in the southern part of al-Lajat hill in the northern countryside
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.
Further east, the regime and its allies also shelled the towns of Busr al-Harir and the town of Nakatah, Hirak and Alma.