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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).]
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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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El-Beltagi, "Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of kaff maryam (Anastatica hierochuntica) and doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica)," Grasas Aceites, vol.
(5) In addition to these widely cultivated food plants, there are other plants of African origin such as the doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica) (6) and the baobab (Adansonia digitata) which have limited or disjunct geographical distribution in this region and do not appear to be cultivated in any significant way.
[17.] Mohammed AA, Khalil AA, El-Beltagi HES (20'0) Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of kaff maryam (Anastatica hierochuntica) and doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica).
Chemical composition and antioxidant/ antimicrobial activities of kaff maryam (Anastatica hierochuntica) and doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica) cultivated in Egypt.
Antioxidant activity of hot water extract from the fruit of the Doum palm Hyphaene thebaica. Food Chem.