There are 2 main definitions of palmyra in English:

palmyra1

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Pronunciation: /palˈmʌɪrə
 
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noun

An Asian fan palm which yields a wide range of useful products, including timber, fibre, and fruit.
  • Borassus flabellifer, family Palmae
More 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 city of Palmyra.

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There are 2 main definitions of palmyra in English:

Palmyra2

Line breaks: Pal|myra
Pronunciation: /palˈmʌɪrə
 
/
An ancient city of Syria, an oasis in the Syrian desert north-east 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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