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A stylized palm leaf used as a decorative element, notably in Persian rugs and in classical moldings, reliefs, frescoes, and vase paintings.
[French, diminutive of palme, palm, from Old French, from Latin palma; see palm2.]
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(Archaeology) archaeol an ornament or design resembling the palm leaf
[C19: from French: a little palm2]
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a design or architectural ornament in the form of palmately spread leaves or sections.
[1835–45; < French]
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A design or ornament in the form of a stylized palm leaf, often used in ancient architecture.
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