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  • n. Common name for a tree of the family Arecaceae usually characterised by having a single stem or trunk, directly from which sprout several leaves or fronds giving a shape like an outstretched hand.

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  • n. any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves

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Examples

  • And you're seeing that palm tree, that sable palm tree, that is -- that almost a good part of it is already underwater.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2008

  • There was even a half moon nestling in the fronds of a palm tree above us.

    Egypt protests: The feeling in Tahrir Square was one of disbelief

  • Eddie Palmieri slid into a booth at the Copacabana, next to a column resembling a plaster cast of a palm tree.

    The Power of the Patriarch

  • For her night-before dress she's getting Scouse dressmaker Thelma to make her a dress that looks like a palm tree.

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  • Mr. Pecoff sold off four commercial vehicles that he and his employees used to make thrice-weekly trips transporting harvested palm tree leaves between his production facility in Encinitas and their tree farm 90 miles east in Borrego Springs.

    Oil Rise Imperils Budding Recovery

  • Reuters An aerial view of the Atlantis The Palm on Dubai's man-made Palm Jumeirah island, which is fashioned to look like a palm tree branching out into the sea.

    Kerzner Weighs Atlantis Dubai Sale

  • Kerzner teamed with Istithmar to open Atlantis The Palm in 2008 on Dubai's man-made Palm Jumeirah island, which is fashioned to look like a palm tree branching out into the sea.

    Kerzner Weighs Atlantis Dubai Sale

  • And with that, the chopper hit something—a palm tree?

    Gideon’s war

  • I migrate from one apartment building to the next, standing amid the stiff shrubbery that surrounds each, sometimes moving beneath the broad leaves of the obligatory palm tree.

    The Corners

  • Corporate Dubai accumulated $59 billion in debt borrowing to build extravagant construction projects like a giant island shaped like a palm tree.

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