- an African fan palm, Hyphaene thebaica, bearing an edible, gingerbread-flavored fruit.
Also doum palm.
Origin of doom palm
First recorded in 1820–30, doom palm is from the dialectal Arabic word dōm
Also called gingerbread palm.
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Examples from the Web for doom palm
Amongst the trees to-day appeared most conspicuously the doom-palm.
I made the acquaintance of the taste of the doom-palm, in a dish of pastry seasoned by it.
The village of Gusumana is situated on a hill, overlooking a steep broad valley, full of the doom-palm.
This route is usually reckoned at fifteen days' journey: trees are abundant on all the route, especially the doom-palm.
- a variant spelling of doum palm
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