- wine made from distilled palm-tree sap.
Origin of palm wine
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for palm wine
Palm-wine was also made in Egypt, and used in the process of embalming.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Palm-wine, except when fresh, injures the kidneys and stomach.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
The soil is fertile, producing fruits, maize, and palm-wine.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Palm-wine is also made, but the manufacture is discouraged as the process destroys the tree.
Palm-wine, the fermented sap of the tree, was an esteemed, but no doubt only an occasional beverage.
- (esp in W Africa) the sap drawn from the palm tree, esp when allowed to ferment
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