palmary

[ pal-muh-ree, pahl-, pah-muh- ]
/ ˈpæl mə ri, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ mə- /

adjective

having or deserving to have the palm of victory or success; praiseworthy: a palmary achievement.

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Origin of palmary

First recorded in 1650–60, palmary is from the Latin word palmārius of, deserving a palm. See palm2, -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for palmary

palmary
/ (ˈpælmərɪ) /

adjective

rare worthy of praise

Word Origin for palmary

C17: from Latin palmārius relating to the palm of victory; see palm ²
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