Palmales

plural noun
Palma·​les | \ palˈmā(ˌ)lēz, päˈm- \

Definition of Palmales

: a large order of chiefly tropical monocotyledonous plants that is coextensive with the family Palmae and in some classifications includes also the Cyclanthales

History and Etymology for Palmales

New Latin, from Latin palma palm + New Latin -ales

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“Palmales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palmales. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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