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A medieval European pilgrim who carried a palm branch as a token of having visited the Holy Land.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman palmer, paumer, from Medieval Latin palmārius : Latin palma, palm; see palm2 + -ārius, n. suff.]


1. (Historical Terms) (in Medieval Europe) a pilgrim bearing a palm branch as a sign of his visit to the Holy Land
2. (Historical Terms) (in Medieval Europe) an itinerant monk
3. (Historical Terms) (in Medieval Europe) any pilgrim
4. (Angling) any of various artificial angling flies characterized by hackles around the length of the body
[C13: from Old French palmier, from Medieval Latin palmārius, from Latin palma palm]


1. (Biography) Arnold. born 1929, US professional golfer: winner of seven major championships, including four in the US Masters (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964) and two in the British Open (1961,1962)
2. (Biography) Samuel. 1805–81, English painter of visionary landscapes, influenced by William Blake


(ˈpɑ mər, ˈpɑl-)

1. a pilgrim, esp. of the Middle Ages, who had returned from the Holy Land bearing a palm branch as a token.
2. any religious pilgrim.
[1250–1300; Middle English palmer(e) < Anglo-French palmer, Old French palmier < Medieval Latin palmārius, Latin: palmary]


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Noun1.Palmer - United States golfer (born in 1929)
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Palmer, the teacher of the public school, all men of consequence and repute.
It had been agreed to speak as little as possible: they did not even renew the exchange of views regarding the defection of Palmer, which had occupied their minds on the way.
It seems to have been the first thought of both men that Palmer was suffering from fright--that something seen, heard or imagined in the back room had deprived him of his senses.
Robin walked apart a little way with his head leaned thoughtfully upon his breast--for he was sore troubled--when whom should he meet but an old begging palmer, one of a devout order which made pilgrimages and wandered from place to place, supported by charity.
Three squires in Nottingham town," quoth the palmer, "are condemned to die.
O, thine apparel is good," the palmer protested, "and mine is ragged and torn.
Palmer was several years younger than Lady Middleton, and totally unlike her in every respect.
Palmer, on the contrary, who was strongly endowed by nature with a turn for being uniformly civil and happy, was hardly seated before her admiration of the parlour and every thing in it burst forth.
cried the bowman in hot repentance; but both the palmer and Alleyne threw up their hands to stop him.
But the blind palmer would have none of their alms.
The day was warm and the dusty road was bare of travelers, except an aged palmer who walked slowly along the highroad that led close beside the gray castle wall of Nottingham Town.
Now, out upon thee, young man," cried the Palmer, "that thou shouldst speak so when a good stout man is to be hanged for nothing but guarding his own life