date palm

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noun

any of several date-bearing palms of the genus Phoenix, especially P. dactylifera, having a stem reaching a height of 60 feet (18 meters) and terminating in a crown of pinnate leaves.

Nearby words

  1. date boil,
  2. date line, international,
  3. date mussel,
  4. date night,
  5. date of record,
  6. date rape,
  7. date squares,
  8. date stamp,
  9. date-stamp,
  10. datebook

Origin of date palm

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for date palm

date palm

noun

a feather palm, Phoenix dactylifera, probably native to N Africa and SW Asia and widely grown in other arid warm temperate and subtropical regions for its edible fruit (dates)
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