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palmyra

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noun pal·my·ra \pal-ˈmī-rə\

Definition of palmyra

  1. :  a tall fan-leaved palm (Borassus flabellifer) of India cultivated for its hard resistant wood, fiber, and sugar-rich sap —called also palmyra palm



Origin of palmyra

Portuguese palmeira, from palma palm, from Latin


First Known Use: 1698

Rhymes with palmyra


Palmyra

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geographical name Pal·my·ra \pal-ˈmī-rə\

Definition of Palmyra

  1. ancient city Syria on N edge of Syrian Desert NE of Damascus

Palmyrene play \ˌpal-mə-ˈrēn, -mī-\ adjective or noun


Variants of palmyra

or biblical Tadmor play \ˈtad-ˌmȯr\

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