palm tree


: a kind of tree that grows in tropical regions and has a straight, tall trunk and many large leaves at the top of the trunk

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Early saints who had died as martyrs – that is, who died rather than renounce their Christian faith – came to be pictured standing by a palm tree. Joanne M. Pierce, The Conversation, 31 Mar. 2023 The Eighties palm tree, as desktop objet or wall art, is a mood: sun-bleached and flat. Lisa Wells, Harper’s Magazine , 13 Mar. 2023 Over her shoulder, through the window, was a palm tree in front of a car wash, next to a fast-food place—all of it garlanded with crisscrossing electrical wires. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, 6 Mar. 2023 Unlike Christmas tree farms, palm tree farms do not cut down the tree. Marie Milano, Country Living, 21 Feb. 2023 However, cities also pursued some of these developments—like the islands in Dubai arranged to look like a palm tree from above—for prestige. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 17 Feb. 2023 Raymond Hall//Getty Images Plus, Hadid shared a photo of the two seemingly on vacation, captioned with three palm tree emojis. ELLE, 16 Feb. 2023 Bardomiano Bautista-Perez was more than 50 feet up a 100-foot palm tree when dead palm fronds fell on him and trapped him, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office and the Chula Vista Fire Department. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Palm tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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