[pal-muh-ree, pahl-, pah-muh-]
- having or deserving to have the palm of victory or success; praiseworthy: a palmary achievement.
Origin of palmary
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The group is probably the palmary example in English of that coterie-and school-verse which distinguished the seventeenth century.Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III
A palmary instance of this is a metal block which Richard Pynson began to use in 1496.Old Picture Books
Alfred W. Pollard
Each of the palmary sites of which we have spoken has rendered up examples of early Greek temples.
- rare worthy of praise
C17: from Latin palmārius relating to the palm of victory; see palm ²
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