royal palm

noun

Definition of royal palm 

: any of a genus (Roystonea) of palms chiefly of the Caribbean region especially : a tall graceful pinnate-leaved palm (R. regia) native to Cuba that is widely planted for ornament

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On Sunday evenings, after Meghan had spent the weekend with her father, the burly, bearded Thomas would drop her back at her mother’s, a second-story home on a wide street lined with stately royal palms in the diverse Miracle Mile neighborhood. Leslie Carroll, Vanities, "How Meghan Markle Was Destined for the Spotlight," 24 Apr. 2018 Although none of the foreigners lolling beneath the banyan trees and royal palms recognize him, a ripple of excitement passes through the Cubans, who nudge each other, smile and stare. Néstor Martí, Smithsonian, "The Man Who Saved Havana," 18 Apr. 2018 Despite its petite size, the spa has an awesome array of treatments, while the sprawling pool is framed by royal palms, rocky outcrops, and snowcapped peaks. Condé Nast Traveler, "Ace Hotel & Swim Club," 19 Jan. 2018 The occasion seemed to provide a balm to residents of a city of royal palms and a reminder to step away from the drama of politics to let art uplift and amuse. Bob Morris, New York Times, "Mar-a-Lago Has a Feisty New Neighbor," 15 Dec. 2017 Others were toppled or split, turning formerly majestic rows of Florida royal palms into mazes of debris. New York Times, "Irma Swiftly Lays Claim to Florida’s Sea of Trees," 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of royal palm

1769, in the meaning defined above

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