palm tree

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Noun1.palm tree - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leavespalm tree - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae - 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
sago palm - any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
calamus - any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
fishtail palm - attractive East Indian palm having distinctive bipinnate foliage
coco, coco palm, cocoa palm, coconut palm, coconut tree, Cocos nucifera, coconut - tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
corozo, corozo palm - any of several tropical American palms bearing corozo nuts
Euterpe oleracea, cabbage palm - Brazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage when young
cabbage tree, Livistona australis, cabbage palm - Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
Nipa fruticans, nipa palm - any creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries; its sap is used for a liquor; leaves are used for thatch; fruit has edible seeds
Raffia farinifera, raffia palm, Raffia ruffia - a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks
lady palm - any of several small palms of the genus Rhapis; cultivated as houseplants
royal palm, Roystonea regia - tall feather palm of southern Florida and Cuba
Roystonea oleracea, cabbage palm - West Indian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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[Aside to LORD GORING.] I shall be in the conservatory under the second palm tree on the left.
[With a look of mock surprise.] Yes; the usual palm tree.
I am only going to talk to Lord Caversham in the future, and always under the usual palm tree.
'Something in this sort of style,' he replied, and at the same moment to my horror he slipped sideways off the rocks and, as I then thought, by good fortune merely, alighted among the spreading branches of a species of palm tree, that shooting its hardy roots along a ledge below, curved its trunk upwards into the air, and presented a thick mass of foliage about twenty feet below the spot where we had thus suddenly been brought to a standstill.
115-122) And as soon as Eilithyia the goddess of sore travail set foot on Delos, the pains of birth seized Leto, and she longed to bring forth; so she cast her arms about a palm tree and kneeled on the soft meadow while the earth laughed for joy beneath.
Climbing plants are monstrous and luxuriant, but others which have never been known to climb elsewhere learn the art as an escape from that somber shadow, so that the common nettle, the jasmine, and even the jacitara palm tree can be seen circling the stems of the cedars and striving to reach their crowns.
And now, my readers, if ever I have any, I have brought you up the broad river, and through the screen of rushes, and down the green tunnel, and up the long slope of palm trees, and through the bamboo brake, and across the plain of tree-ferns.
They were mimosas, figs, hibisci, and palm trees, mingled together in profusion; and under the shelter of their verdant vault grew orchids, leguminous plants, and ferns.
The cost of replacing a palm tree varies from Dh1,800 to Dh2,400 depending on the size, said Vinish Kumar, Manager-Operations, Opal Landscaping LLC.
BROCKHOLES man 'Mad' Mick Madden has built a giant 12 ft palm tree.
Last year, the palm tree was designated by the government as Cambodia's national and symbolic tree.