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Palmyra

[ pal-mahy-ruh ]
/ pælˈmaɪ rə /
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noun
an ancient city in central Syria, NE of Damascus: reputedly built by Solomon.
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Biblical name Tadmor.
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British Dictionary definitions for Palmyra (1 of 2)

palmyra
/ (pælˈmaɪrə) /

noun
a tall tropical Asian palm, Borassus flabellifer, with large fan-shaped leaves used for thatching and weaving; grown also for its edible seedlings

Word Origin for palmyra

C17: from Portuguese palmeira palm tree (see palm ²); perhaps influenced by Palmyra, city in Syria

British Dictionary definitions for Palmyra (2 of 2)

Palmyra
/ (pælˈmaɪrə) /

noun
an ancient city in central Syria: said to have been built by SolomonBiblical name: Tadmor
an island in the central Pacific, in the Line Islands: under US administration
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