doom palm

\ ˈdüm- \

Definition of doom palm

: a large African fan palm (Hyphaene thebaica) that is important as a soil stabilizer in desert areas and that has fibrous leafstalks used for ropes and a fruit with a gingerbread-flavored pulp and a rind which is used in making a beverage

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History and Etymology for doom palm

French doum, from Arabic dawm

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“Doom palm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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