[ pahl-myey ]

  1. a crunchy cookie, somewhat resembling a palm leaf or elephant's ear, made from sugared puff pastry, the sides of which are rolled toward the center before slicing and baking.

Origin of palmier

First recorded in 1920–25; from French: literally, “palm tree,” equivalent to palm(e) “palm leaf” + -ier noun suffix, ultimately from Latin palma “palm (tree); palm (of the hand)”; see origin at palm2, -ier2

Words Nearby palmier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use palmier in a sentence

  • Thought of days palmier for himself and more glorious for his temple and god struggled to his lips.

    The Fair God | Lew Wallace
  • The palmier had suffered the loss of her helm, but was fortunate in not being also a victim of the storm.

    The Great Company | Beckles Willson
  • These were the palmier days of the embargo breakers; the ease and frequency with which they escaped soon brought prices down.

  • Maria reflected that the Ramseys had indeed come into palmier days, since they kept a maid so attired.

    By the Light of the Soul | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • We have heard him speak in the House of Commons in his palmier days, before he was as decrepit in mind as he is in body.