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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

palm1 English Thesaurus

they palmed off their shoddiest products on the tourists

palm2 English Thesaurus

she holds the palm for absent-mindedness

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

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

oil palm British & World English

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

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

wax palm British & World English

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

kentia palm British & World English

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

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

cabbage palm British & World English

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

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

parlour palm British & World English

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

heart of palm British & World English

The edible bud of a palm tree

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 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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

read someone's palm in palm2 British & World English

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

areca British & World English

A tropical Asian palm

areca palm in areca British & World English

A tropical Asian palm


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