Arecaceae

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Noun1.Arecaceae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leavesArecaceae - 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
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
order Palmales, Palmales - coextensive with the family Palmae: palms
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Acrocomia, genus Acrocomia - Central and South American feather palms
genus Areca - a monocotyledonous genus of palm trees
Arenga, genus Arenga - a genus of tropical Asian and Malaysian palm trees
Attalea, genus Attalea - unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America
genus Calamus - distinctive often spiny-stemmed palms found as climbers in tropical and subtropical forest
Caryota, genus Caryota - fishtail palms
Cocos, genus Cocos - coconut palms
Copernicia, genus Copernicia - slow-growing tropical fan palms
genus Corozo - a monocotyledonous genus of tropical American palm trees
Corypha, genus Corypha - large fan palms of tropical Asia to Australia
Elaeis, genus Elaeis - oil palms
Euterpe, genus Euterpe - a monocotyledonous genus of graceful palm trees in tropical America
genus Livistona, Livistona - fan palms of Asia and Australia and Malaysia
genus Metroxylon, Metroxylon - a genus of Malayan pinnate-leaved palm trees that flower and fruit once and then die
genus Nipa, genus Nypa, Nipa, Nypa - monotypic genus of palms of Australasia
genus Orbignya, Orbignya - palms of southern Mexico to northern South America: babassu palm
genus Phoenix, phoenix - a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
genus Phytelephas, phytelephas - small genus of South American feather palms
genus Raffia, genus Raphia, Raphia, Raffia - feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
genus Rhapis, Rhapis - genus of small clump-forming fan palms of China and Japan
genus Roystonea, Roystonea - a monocotyledonous genus of West Indian feather palms
genus Sabal, Sabal - American dwarf fan palms
genus Serenoa, Serenoa - one species: saw palmetto
genus Thrinax, Thrinax - small to medium-sized fan palms
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This the finest air drinking, With nostrils out-swelled like goblets, Lacking future, lacking remembrances Thus do I sit here, ye Friendly damsels dearly loved, And look at the palm-tree there, How it, to a dance-girl, like, Doth bow and bend and on its haunches bob, --One doth it too, when one view'th it long!-- To a dance-girl like, who as it seem'th to me, Too long, and dangerously persistent, Always, always, just on SINGLE leg hath stood?
He also had been to the courtyard, where he had cut four great, spreading leaves from a huge palm-tree that was the pride of all the inhabitants of the Emerald City.
Just as we were pushing off, he perceived several trees, from twenty-five to thirty feet high, a species of palm-tree.
On the summit of a little knoll, with a pipe between his teeth and his back against a palm-tree, Trent was lounging away an hour of the breathless night.
He told him of the red ibises, who stand in long rows on the banks of the Nile, and catch gold-fish in their beaks; of the Sphinx, who is as old as the world itself, and lives in the desert, and knows everything; of the merchants, who walk slowly by the side of their camels, and carry amber beads in their hands; of the King of the Mountains of the Moon, who is as black as ebony, and worships a large crystal; of the great green snake that sleeps in a palm-tree, and has twenty priests to feed it with honey-cakes; and of the pygmies who sail over a big lake on large flat leaves, and are always at war with the butterflies.
At Notre-Dame it was a tiny cell situated on the roof of the side aisle, beneath the flying buttresses, precisely at the spot where the wife of the present janitor of the towers has made for herself a garden, which is to the hanging gardens of Babylon what a lettuce is to a palm-tree, what a porter's wife is to a Semiramis.
Rejoice, blessed Leto, for you bare glorious children, the lord Apollo and Artemis who delights in arrows; her in Ortygia, and him in rocky Delos, as you rested against the great mass of the Cynthian hill hard by a palm-tree by the streams of Inopus.
A Little Philosophy.--A Cloud on the Horizon.--In the Midst of a Fog.--The Strange Balloon.--An Exact View of the Victoria.--The Palm-Trees.--Traces of a Caravan.--The Well in the Midst of the Desert.
Same old palm-trees; same old red earth; same old black ants!
Had he not seen them, on occasion, triced up to the palm-trees of the Meringe compound and their backs lashed to ribbons by the white-gods?