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doom palm

  1. an African fan palm, Hyphaene thebaica, bearing an edible, gingerbread-flavored fruit.
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Also doum palm.

Origin of doom palm

First recorded in 1820–30, doom palm is from the dialectal Arabic word dōm
Also called gingerbread palm.
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doom palm

  1. a variant spelling of doum palm
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