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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A natural family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales.

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  • n. chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales

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Examples

  • Its not having a tall trunk is no reason why it should not be a palm, since many other species of _palmaceae_ are equally destitute of a visible stem.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

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