Old English palm-treo; see palm (n.2) + tree (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for palm-tree

Historical Examples of palm-tree

  • "She dwelt under the palm-tree;" or, as it might be rendered, in a forest of palms.

  • Its bark is more rough and knotty than that of the palm-tree.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • That day Balthasar supped with the Queen of Sheba and drank the wine of the palm-tree.


    Anatole France

  • The palm-tree trembles as it passes, as if it were a spirit of woe.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • This was a fine broad back like satin to be putting a palm-tree on.