Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a palm tree or some aspect of one.

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  • adj. resembling a palm tree

Etymologies

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palm +‎ -like

Examples

  • Then he went to the Mozart Hotel across the street and commandeered several plastic planters with feathery, palmlike plants.

    Day of Honey

  • The hut had been built among a sparse grove of lanky, palmlike trees.

    Bleeding Violet

  • That day, neither of them had commented on the bruise's perfect palmlike shape.

    Alone

  • The garden behind the table where the woman sat was small, four yards wide and a dozen long, bordered by brick-edged flower boxes filled with red and pink blooms, and containing several small palmlike trees.

    The Soprano Sorceress

  • Sometimes we saw brilliant red or blue flowers, or masses of scarlet berries on a queer palmlike tree, or an array of great white blossoms on a much larger tree.

    IV. The Headwaters of the Paraguay

  • Dotted over the face of the valley were little clusters of palmlike trees -- three or four together as a rule.

    At the Earth's Core

  • Sieboldii_ (properly _Fatsia Japonica_ and _F. papyrifera), _ as it is sometimes called, and the variety _variegata, _ with large, palmlike leaves, are grown for their tropical appearance.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • These gymnosperms, related to the pines and spruces in structure and fruiting, but palmlike in their foliage, and uncoiling their long leaves after the manner of ferns, culminated in the Jurassic.

    The Elements of Geology

  • If any person other than Salih touches it, an incredible quantity of green cud is instantly let loose over their turbans; but at the approach of Salih it emits a purring noise, preens its head for the nose-strap ornamented with a bunch of palmlike plumes, and playfully pretends not to want the bersím which the little black

    It Happened in Egypt

  • At sunrise the next morning he was picking his way through the palmlike fern and thick underbrush of the pine forest, starting the hare from its form, and awakening a querulous protest from a few dissipated crows, who had evidently been making a night of it, and so came to the wooded ridge where he had once found Mliss.

    Selected Stories of Bret Harte

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