Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In decorative art, a common motive in Indian and Oriental design: sometimes called pear or river-loop pattern.
  • noun The leaf of a palm. Hence A fan made from a dried palm-leaf, particularly from a leaf of the fan-palm or of the palmetto; a palm-leaf fan.

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  • adjective The leaf of the palm, used attributively in various terms (see Derived terms below).

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Examples

  • The idea of embodying this revisionist view in a survey from the era of palm-leaf manuscript to the age of photography came from three eminent scholars of Indian art: B.N. Goswamy of Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, and Eberhard Fischer, director of the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, Switzerland, from 1973 to 1998—together they identified different hands at work in paintings from Himalayan kingdoms—as well as Milo C.

    Anonymous No More

  • Okay, I know it's Gaylaxicon, but I mean, just a tiny little tap so I can partake of your mana, and then you can go back to being stroked by the youths dressed as Egyptians with giant palm-leaf fans and kohl-ringed eyes.

    mroctober: So, Montreal!

  • ON DECK: The home has lots of outdoor living space, including a terrace and with an outdoor kitchen with a grill, ice machine, refrigerator and dining area covered by a palm-leaf roof.

    Relative Values

  • Puerto Los Cabos The home has lots of outdoor living space, including a terrace and with an outdoor kitchen with a grill, ice machine, refrigerator and dining area covered by a palm-leaf roof.

    Homes for Outdoor Entertaining

  • A group of ranchers and farmers in pressed snap dress shirts and white palm-leaf cowboy hats stared at me without expression.

    Kook

  • Isobel turned her eyes to Nikki, only to see a smug Cheshire smile pasted across her face, arms folded, her gaze cast to the palm-leaf ceiling fans.

    Nevermore

  • Isobel turned her eyes to Nikki, only to see a smug Cheshire smile pasted across her face, arms folded, her gaze cast to the palm-leaf ceiling fans.

    Nevermore

  • Isobel turned her eyes to Nikki, only to see a smug Cheshire smile pasted across her face, arms folded, her gaze cast to the palm-leaf ceiling fans.

    Nevermore

  • Nilesh has lost part of his left arm and his right arm stopped developing when he was electrocuted after meddling with the high-tension electricity wires that ran overhead of the two-room palm-leaf hut his family lived in.

    Disabled boy makes a living despite his deformity

  • Not a wilted collar, not a palm-leaf fan, nobody apologizing for his shirt sleeves and carrying his coat over his arm, the picture of moist misery.

    Kate Kelly: Democratic Convention 2008 vs. 1908

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