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[pal-mahy-ruh] /pælˈmaɪ rə/
an ancient city in central Syria, NE of Damascus: reputedly built by Solomon.
Biblical name Tadmor. Unabridged
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  • Faith, what I am inclined to think is, that the guilty person is that Aunt Palmyra.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Aunt Palmyra was knocking repeatedly at Nichoune's door, but there was no response.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Aunt Palmyra watched him smiling: she winked and jogged his elbow.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • 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
  • About the end of February he rode to Palmyra to be sworn in.

  • On June 1, 1836, the Palmyra arrived with thirty passengers.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • He had lived in Palmyra a few years previous to my going there from Rochester.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • The fate of Christianity is to us now as absorbing an interest, as once was the fate of Palmyra.

    Aurelian William Ware
British Dictionary definitions for Palmyra


a tall tropical Asian palm, Borassus flabellifer, with large fan-shaped leaves used for thatching and weaving; grown also for its edible seedlings
Word Origin
C17: from Portuguese palmeira palm tree (see palm²); perhaps influenced by Palmyra, city in Syria


an ancient city in central Syria: said to have been built by Solomon Biblical name Tadmor
an island in the central Pacific, in the Line Islands: under US administration
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