Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See doom palm.

Etymologies

French, probably from Arabic dialectal dōm; see doom palm.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "The eight baskets contained large quantities of doum fruits, which have been well preserved," Hawass said in a statement.

    Ancient Fruit Found in Tut’s Tomb | Impact Lab

  • The shore of Lake Turkana is mostly rocky or sandy with little aquatic vegetation, and around the lake there are grassy plains on which yellow spear grass and doum palms (Hyphaene thebaica) predominate.

    Masai xeric grasslands and shrublands

  • Acacia tortilis, and other acacia species predominate along with A. elatior, desert date Balanites aegyptiaca and doum palm Hyphaene coriacea in sparse gallery woodlands.

    Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya

  • Two main vegetation types dominate the reserve: the sector north of the Ruaha-Rufiji rivers (17%) is mainly open wooded grassland underlain by poorly drained alkaline sandy clay dominated by the flat-topped tagalala Terminalia spinosa and dotted with doum palm Hyphaene thebaica, with swamps along the rivers covered by tracts of borassus palm woodland Borassus aethiopium.

    Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

  • Other common trees are doum palms (Hyphaene thebaica), and tamarisks (Tamarix spp).

    Arabian Peninsula coastal fog desert

  • The economically important doum palm and date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), together with other species of Hyphaene palms, also grow along deep gorges that hold water year round.

    Tibesti-Jebel Uweinat montane xeric woodlands

  • Large wadis areas radiate from the southwestern slopes supporting tree species such as the doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica), Salvadora persica, Tamarix articulata, Acacia nilotica adstringens and Acacia albida, and other tropical herbs in the genera Abutilon, Hibiscus, Rhynchosia and Tephrosia.

    Tibesti-Jebel Uweinat montane xeric woodlands

  • Boni: oh, mede Digo: mkoma lume English: doum palm Somali: bar, qoone (fruit) Swahili: makoma, mkoma, mlala

    Chapter 7

  • Daasanach: kulidhe Digo: mkoma, mkoma lume English: doum palm Gabra: meetti Giriama: mkoma Ilchamus: lparruai, lparrua Kamba: mukoma, ilala (Mbitini, Kitui) Kambe: mkoma

    Chapter 7

  • Phoenix datylifera doum palm, Hyphaene thebaica eggplant (aubergine, brinjal, garden egg), Solanum spp. egusi melon, Cucumeropsis edulis

    14. Saving seeds for planting

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