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.

Nearby words

  1. palmar digital artery,
  2. palmar digital vein,
  3. palmar fibromatosis,
  4. palmar interosseous muscle,
  5. palmar metacarpal vein,
  6. palmas,
  7. palmas, las,
  8. palmate,
  9. palmate fold,
  10. palmately

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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