palmyra

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noun pal·my·ra \pal-ˈmī-rə\

Definition of palmyra

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of palmyra

Portuguese palmeira, from palma palm, from Latin


Palmyra

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geographical name Pal·my·ra \pal-ˈmī-rə\
variants: or biblical

Tadmor

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Definition of Palmyra

  1. ancient city of Syria on the northern edge of the Syrian Desert northeast of Damascus

Palmyrene

play \ˌpal-mə-ˈrēn, -mī-\ adjective or noun

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