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date palm

noun

  1. 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.


date palm

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of date palm1

First recorded in 1830–40

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Example Sentences

On the east side, the Thermal side, is a gray-green checkerboard of fallow and irrigated fields of grapes, bell peppers and golf-course turf, plus stands of date palms.

The date palm may be connoted with the ded pillar, and the triple-fronded date of Myken with the trindod or drindod of Britain.

The bodies of the two stags rest on fronds of the date-palm growing out of the stem which receives the pin.

The cocoa-nut tree resembles the date palm in every thing except the fruit and leaves, those of the palm being broader.

Over large parts of these regions the date palm flourishes and affords a valuable article of food.

Gum-producing acacias are, with the date palm, the commonest trees in Arabia.

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