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Syllabification: pal·my·ra
Pronunciation: /palˈmīrə
 
/

noun

An Asian fan palm that yields a wide range of useful products, including timber, fiber, and fruit.
  • Borassus flabellifer, family Palmae
Example sentences
  • The carving abounded in motifs from nature including swallows, hydrangeas, azaleas, geraniums, lilies, palmyras, and balloon vines.
  • The palmyra palm being the most useful of the species is widely grown in tropical coastal zones.
  • According to a dietician at the Hospital, fruits like watermelon, tender coconuts, palmyra, lime and cucumber are diuretic and hence play a vital role in eliminating body heat.

Origin

late 17th century: from Portuguese palmeira 'palm tree'. The change in the ending was due to association with the name of the ancient city of Palmyra.

Words that rhyme with palmyra

Beira, Fujairah, Hegira, Lyra, Myra, naira, spirogyra

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Syllabification: Pal·my·ra
Pronunciation: /palˈmīrə
 
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An ancient city in Syria, an oasis in the Syrian desert northeast of Damascus on the site of present-day Tadmur.

Origin

Greek form of the city's modern and ancient pre-Semitic name Tadmur or Tadmor, meaning 'city of palms'.

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