- an ancient city in central Syria, NE of Damascus: reputedly built by Solomon.
Biblical name Tadmor.
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Examples from the Web for palmyra
“Palmyra, Krac des Chevaliers, Afamia, the Umayyad Mosque—I took them everywhere,” he said, speaking to me in English.Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace
November 18, 2014
Faith, what I am inclined to think is, that the guilty person is that Aunt Palmyra.
Aunt Palmyra was knocking repeatedly at Nichoune's door, but there was no response.
Aunt Palmyra watched him smiling: she winked and jogged his elbow.
In Thebes, in Palmyra, his will and mind have become old and dilapidated as they.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It was the Palmyra of things eatable, and a sad and melancholy sight to gaze on.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
- a tall tropical Asian palm, Borassus flabellifer, with large fan-shaped leaves used for thatching and weaving; grown also for its edible seedlings
C17: from Portuguese palmeira palm tree (see palm ²); perhaps influenced by Palmyra, city in Syria
- an ancient city in central Syria: said to have been built by SolomonBiblical name: Tadmor
- an island in the central Pacific, in the Line Islands: under US administration
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