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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A natural family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs; same as palmaceae; coextensive with the order Palmales.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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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