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

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History and Etymology for Palmales

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

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“Palmales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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