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

Examples of palm tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then a silver car drove by, opened its doors, and unleashed a barrage of gunfire at the group near the palm tree, killing a man and a woman, leaving her 2-year-old son in a coma, and injuring two others. Shira Moolten, Sun Sentinel, 11 July 2024 On Wednesday, coconut and palm tree memes took over the internet (see below if that makes no sense). Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 4 July 2024 One of the best local sources for palm tree shopping is Palm Plantation ( in Riverside. Joshua Siskin, Orange County Register, 25 May 2024 Unfortunately, if the top of a palm tree (known as the crownshaft) is cut off, the whole tree dies because palms cannot regenerate a new growing tip. Carl R. Gold, Baltimore Sun, 17 Apr. 2024 Another palm tree that can grow in Palmdale is the Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis), enduring temperatures down to 0 degrees. Joshua Siskin, Orange County Register, 25 May 2024 Travelers can post up on the sand and enjoy midday naps under the shade of a palm tree, or take in the melodic soundtrack of jungle creatures. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2024 Only the sailors' palm tree sign alerted authorities to their whereabouts, when a Coast Guard HC-130J Hercules aircraft spotted it from the sky. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 11 Apr. 2024 Pérez, who was sitting under a palm tree in front of the beach, looked at the photo on his phone and jumped up. Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2024

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“Palm tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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