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Main Entry: 1palm
Pronunciation: primarystresspäm, primarystresspälm
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English palm "palm tree," from Latin palma "palm of the hand"; so called because the leaves resemble an outstretched hand
1 : any of a family of mostly tropical or subtropical woody trees, shrubs, or vines usually with a simple but often tall stem topped by a crown of very large feathery or fan-shaped leaves
2 a : a palm leaf especially when carried as a symbol of victory or rejoicing b : an emblem of success or triumph
- palmˇlike /-secondarystresslimacrk/ adjective
[palm illustration]

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