Definitions

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

  • adjective Of first-rate importance; principal; excellent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as palmar.
  • Worthy of receiving the palm; preëminent; chief; conspicuous.

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

  • adjective Worthy of the palm; palmy; preëminent; superior; principal; chief.
  • adjective (Anat.) Palmar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Worthy of the palm; preeminent; superior.
  • adjective principal; chief

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin palmārius, decorated with the palm of victory, from palma, palm; see palm.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin palmarius, palmaris belonging to palms, deserving the palm or prize.

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