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Palma

[pahl-mah]
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noun
  1. Also called Pal·ma de Ma·llor·ca [Spanish pahl-mah th e mah-lyawr-kah] /Spanish ˈpɑl mɑ ðɛ mɑˈlyɔr kɑ/. a seaport in and the capital of the Balearic Islands, on W Majorca.
  2. one of the Canary Islands, off the NW coast of Africa. 281 sq. mi. (728 sq. km). Capital: Santa Cruz de la Palma.
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La Palma

[luh pahl-muh]
noun
  1. a city in SW California.
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Majorca

[muh-jawr-kuh, -yawr-]
noun
  1. a Spanish island in the W Mediterranean: the largest of the Balearic Islands. 1405 sq. mi. (3640 sq. km). Capital: Palma.
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Spanish Mallorca.
Related formsMa·jor·can, adjective, noun

Balearic Islands

[bal-ee-ar-ik]
plural noun
  1. a group of islands including Ibiza, Majorca, and Minorca, and constituting a province of Spain in the W Mediterranean Sea. 1936 sq. mi. (5015 sq. km). Capital: Palma.
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Spanish Ba·le·a·res [bah-le-ah-res] /ˌbɑ lɛˈɑ rɛs/.

De Palma

[duh pahl-muh]
noun
  1. Brian,born 1940, U.S. film director.
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Palma1

noun
  1. the capital of the Balearic Islands, on the SW coast of Majorca: a tourist centre. Pop: 367 277 (2003 est)Official name: Palma de Mallorca
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Palma2

noun
  1. Jacopo (jaˈkopo), known as Palma Vecchio, original name Jacopo Negretti. ?1480–1528, Venetian painter, noted esp for his portraits of women
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Balearic Islands

pl n
  1. a group of islands in the W Mediterranean, consisting of Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Cabrera, and 11 islets: a province of Spain. Capital: Palma, on Majorca. Pop: 1 071 500 (2003 est). Area: 5012 sq km (1935 sq miles)Spanish name: Baleares (baleˈares)
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La Palma

noun
  1. an island in the N Atlantic, in the NW Canary Islands: administratively part of Spain. Chief town: Santa Cruz de la Palma. Pop: 85 547 (2002 est). Area: 725 sq km (280 sq miles)
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Majorca

noun
  1. an island in the W Mediterranean: the largest of the Balearic Islands; tourism. Capital: Palma. Pop: 730 778 (2002 est). Area: 3639 sq km (1465 sq miles)Spanish name: Mallorca
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palma in Medicine

palma

(pălmə, päl-)
n. pl. pal•mae (-mē)
  1. The palm.
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