- the leaf or frond of a palm tree, especially that of a fan palm, used in making fans, hats, thatch, mats, etc.
Origin of palm leaf
First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for palm leaf
The evening was warm, and I took up a palm-leaf fan, and fanned her.
We got our umbrellas, palm-leaf fans, and tract bags, and started off.Have We No Rights?
She stopped and fanned him with a palm-leaf fan thrown on the table.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5
Mrs. Bellew had taken up a palm-leaf fan to screen her face from the fire.The Country House
Why didn't he take a ship-load of palm-leaf fans to Spitzbergen while he was about it?Cabbages and Kings