- 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.
Origin of date palm
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for date palm
Here, for the first time, we saw the date-palm in full luxuriance.
They do not, like the Korachas, make articles from the leaf of the date-palm (Phœnix).Castes and Tribes of Southern India
Phœnix, Date-palm, about eight species, principally Asiatic plants.The American Flower Garden Directory
The above-mentioned head of the date-palm is called its cheese.
Here this will be the fermented juice of rice or of the date-palm.
- 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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