Definition of palmyra
: a tall fan-leaved palm (Borassus flabellifer) of India cultivated for its hard resistant wood, fiber, and sugar-rich sap —called also palmyra palm
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On the inland side of the bridge, herons flew over tidal flats and islets covered with marsh grass, and palmyras swayed over the thick brush that grew along the shore.
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Origin and Etymology of palmyra
Portuguese palmeira, from palma palm, from Latin
First Known Use: 1698See Words from the same year
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