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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient city of central Syria northeast of Damascus. Said to have been built by Solomon, it prospered under the Romans until it was partially destroyed by the emperor Aurelian after a people's revolt in AD 273.
  • A city of western New York southeast of Rochester on the Erie Canal. Joseph Smith founded the Mormon Church here in 1830.

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  • proper noun historical an ancient Aramaic oasis-city in Syria, on the site of present-day Tadmor

Etymologies

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From Tamil Pannamarrum/Pannai, (Marram = Tree). From Ancient Greek Παλμύρα (Palmura).

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