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Palma

[ pahl-mah ]
/ ˈpɑl mɑ /
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noun

Also called Pal·ma de Ma·llor·ca [Spanish pahl-mah th e mah-lyawr-kah] /Spanish ˈpɑl mɑ ðɛ mɑˈlyɔr kɑ/. a seaport in and the capital of the Balearic Islands, on W Majorca.
one of the Canary Islands, off the NW coast of Africa. 281 sq. mi. (728 sq. km). Capital: Santa Cruz de la Palma.

Nearby words

pendular, pendular nystagmus, pendule, pendulous, pendulously, Palma, pendulum effect, pendulum watch, pene-, penecontemporaneous, peneios

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La Palma

[ luh pahl-muh ]
/ lə ˈpɑl mə /

noun

a city in SW California.

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Majorca

[ muh-jawr-kuh, -yawr- ]
/ məˈdʒɔr kə, -ˈyɔr- /

noun

a Spanish island in the W Mediterranean: the largest of the Balearic Islands. 1405 sq. mi. (3640 sq. km). Capital: Palma.
Spanish Mallorca.
Related formsMa·jor·can, adjective, noun

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Balearic Islands

[ bal-ee-ar-ik ]
/ ˌbæl iˈær ɪk /

plural noun

a group of islands including Ibiza, Majorca, and Minorca, and constituting a province of Spain in the W Mediterranean Sea. 1936 sq. mi. (5015 sq. km). Capital: Palma.
Spanish Ba·le·a·res [bah-le-ah-res] /ˌbɑ lɛˈɑ rɛs/.

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De Palma

[ duh pahl-muh ]
/ də ˈpɑl mə /

noun

Brian,born 1940, U.S. film director.
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British Dictionary definitions for palma (1 of 5)

Palma

1
/ (Spanish ˈpalma) /

noun

the capital of the Balearic Islands, on the SW coast of Majorca: a tourist centre. Pop: 367 277 (2003 est)Official name: Palma de Mallorca

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Palma

2
/ (Italian ˈpalma) /

noun

Jacopo (jaˈkopo), known as Palma Vecchio, original name Jacopo Negretti. ?1480–1528, Venetian painter, noted esp for his portraits of women

British Dictionary definitions for palma (3 of 5)

Balearic Islands

/ (ˌbælɪˈærɪk) /

pl n

a group of islands in the W Mediterranean, consisting of Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Cabrera, and 11 islets: a province of Spain. Capital: Palma, on Majorca. Pop: 1 071 500 (2003 est). Area: 5012 sq km (1935 sq miles)Spanish name: Baleares (baleˈares)

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La Palma

/ (Spanish la ˈpalma) /

noun

an island in the N Atlantic, in the NW Canary Islands: administratively part of Spain. Chief town: Santa Cruz de la Palma. Pop: 85 547 (2002 est). Area: 725 sq km (280 sq miles)

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Majorca

/ (məˈjɔːkə, -ˈdʒɔː-) /

noun

an island in the W Mediterranean: the largest of the Balearic Islands; tourism. Capital: Palma. Pop: 730 778 (2002 est). Area: 3639 sq km (1465 sq miles)Spanish name: Mallorca
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Medicine definitions for palma

palma

[ pălmə, päl- ]

n. pl. pal•mae (-mē)

The palm.
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