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palm1 British & World English

An unbranched evergreen tree of tropical and warm regions, with a crown of very long feathered or fan-shaped leaves, and typically having old leaf scars forming a regular pattern on the trunk

palm2 British & World English

The inner surface of the hand between the wrist and fingers

palm tree in palm1 British & World English

An unbranched evergreen tree of tropical and warm regions, with a crown of very long feathered or fan-shaped leaves, and typically having old leaf scars forming a regular pattern on the trunk

palm ball British & World English

A baseball pitch in which the ball is released from the palm and thumb rather than the fingers

Palm Bay British & World English

A residential city in east central Florida, southwest of Melbourne; population 100,786 (est. 2008)

palm oil British & World English

Oil from the fruit of certain palms, especially the West African oil palm

palm wine British & World English

An alcoholic drink made from fermented palm sap

doum palm British & World English

A palm tree with a forked trunk, producing edible fruit and a vegetable ivory substitute. It is native to the Nile region of Upper Egypt

fan palm British & World English

A palm with large lobed fan-shaped leaves

wax palm British & World English

Either of two South American palm trees from which wax is obtained:

oil palm British & World English

A tropical West African palm which is the chief source of palm oil

Palm Beach British & World English

A resort town in SE Florida, situated on an island just off the coast; population 9,535 (est. 2008)

palm civet British & World English

A mainly arboreal civet that typically has pale spots or stripes on a dark coat, and powerful curved claws, native to Africa and Asia. It is often a pest of banana plantations

Palm Pilot British & World English

A brand of handheld computer

palm reader British & World English

A person who is supposedly able to predict someone’s future by interpreting the lines on the palms of their hands

Palm Sunday British & World English

The Sunday before Easter, on which Christ’s entry into Jerusalem is celebrated in many Christian churches by processions in which branches of palms are carried

royal palm British & World English

A New World palm which is widely cultivated as an avenue tree

kentia palm British & World English

An Australasian palm tree which is popular as a houseplant while it is young

cabbage palm British & World English

Any of a number of palms or palm-like plants that resemble a cabbage in some way, in particular:

parlour palm British & World English

A small Central American palm which is grown as a popular pot plant

palm-greasing British & World English

Bribery used to secure illicit advantages or gains in politics or business

palm-reading British & World English

The art or practice of supposedly interpreting a person’s character or predicting their future by examining the palm of their hand

Palm Springs British & World English

A resort city in the desert area of southern California, east of Los Angeles, noted for its hot mineral springs; population 47,952 (est. 2008)

palm squirrel British & World English

An Old World squirrel that frequents palm trees, especially a tree squirrel with a striped back and a shrill bird-like call

heart of palm British & World English

The edible bud of a palm tree

palm someone off British & World English

Persuade someone to accept something by deception

palm something off British & World English

Sell or dispose of something by misrepresentation or fraud

West Palm Beach British & World English

A resort city in southeastern Florida; population 98,779 (est. 2008)

an itching palm British & World English

An avaricious nature

read someone's palm British & World English

Tell someone’s fortune by looking at the lines on their palm

palm someone off in palm2 British & World English

Persuade someone to accept something by deception

palm something off in palm2 British & World English

Sell or dispose of something by misrepresentation or fraud

read someone's palm in palm2 British & World English

Tell someone’s fortune by looking at the lines on their palm

cross someone's palm with silver British & World English

Pay someone for a favour or service, especially before having one’s fortune told

dom palm in doum palm British & World English

A palm tree with a forked trunk, producing edible fruit and a vegetable ivory substitute. It is native to the Nile region of Upper Egypt

palmtop British & World English

A computer small and light enough to be held in one hand

date palm in date2 British & World English

A tall palm tree which bears clusters of dates, native to western Asia and North Africa

facepalm British & World English

A gesture in which the palm of one’s hand is brought to one’s face as an expression of dismay, exasperation, embarrassment, etc.

palm British & World English

An unbranched evergreen tree of tropical and warm regions, with a crown of very long feathered or fan-shaped leaves, and typically having old leaf scars forming a regular pattern on the trunk

nipa British & World English

A palm tree with creeping roots, characteristic of mangrove swamps in India and the Pacific islands

nipa palm in nipa British & World English

A palm tree with creeping roots, characteristic of mangrove swamps in India and the Pacific islands

sago palm in sago British & World English

The palm from which most sago is obtained, growing in freshwater swamps in SE Asia

have someone in the palm of one's hand British & World English

Have someone under one’s control or influence

cross someone's palm with silver in cross British & World English

Pay someone for a favour or service, especially before having one’s fortune told

coconut palm in coconut British & World English

The tall palm tree that yields the coconut, which has become naturalized throughout the tropics. The tree is also a source of copra, coir, and other products

areca British & World English

A tropical Asian palm

areca palm in areca British & World English

A tropical Asian palm


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