Associations to the word «Palm»


PALM, noun. Any of various evergreen trees from the family Palmae or Arecaceae, which are mainly found in the tropics.
PALM, noun. A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing.
PALM, noun. The inner and somewhat concave part of the human hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.
PALM, noun. The corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal.
PALM, noun. A linear measure equal either to the breadth of the hand or to its length from the wrist to the ends of the fingers; a hand; used in measuring a horse's height.
PALM, noun. (sailmaking) A metallic disk attached to a strap and worn in the palm of the hand; used to push the needle through the canvas, in sewing sails, etc.
PALM, noun. The broad flattened part of an antler, as of a full-grown fallow deer; so called as resembling the palm of the hand with its protruding fingers.
PALM, noun. (nautical) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
PALM, verb. To hold or conceal something in the palm of the hand, e.g, for an act of sleight of hand or to steal something.
PALM, verb. To hold something without bending the fingers significantly.
PALM, verb. To move something with the palm of the hand.
PALM CABBAGE, noun. The terminal bud of a cabbage palm, used as food.
PALM CARD, noun. A card the size of one's hands listing items to be discussed in a speech or presentation, usually in bullet point form.
PALM CARDS, noun. Plural of palm card
PALM COCKATOO, noun. Probosciger aterrimus, a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family native to New Guinea and far north Queensland, Australia, with a large black beak and prominent red cheek patches.
PALM NUT, noun. The edible seed of Elaeis guineensis, the oil palm
PALM OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To sell or dispose of (something) with the intent to deceive; to attempt to pass off a counterfeit or inferior product as genuine.
PALM OIL, noun. An edible plant oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis).
PALM OILS, noun. Plural of palm oil
PALM PRINT, noun. An extension of the fingerprint system which records and matches images of the entire palm
PALM PRINTS, noun. Plural of palm print
PALM READING, noun. Palmistry
PALM SUGAR, noun. Sugar made from the sap of various species of palm tree, family Arecaceae.
PALM SUNDAY, noun. The Sunday before Easter, commemorating Christ's entry into Jerusalem, when palm fronds were strewn before him.
PALM SUNDAYS, noun. Plural of Palm Sunday
PALM SYRUP, noun. Syrup made from sap of a palm tree.
PALM THIEF, noun. A coconut crab.
PALM THIEVES, noun. Plural of palm thief
PALM TREE, noun. A tree of the family Arecaceae usually characterised by having a single stem or trunk, directly from which sprout several leaves or fronds giving a shape like an outstretched hand.
PALM TREE JUSTICE, noun. (legal) (pejorative) A pragmatic approach to justice that is entirely discretionary and transcends legal rights or precedent, enabling the court to make such order as it thinks fair and just in the circumstances of the case.
PALM TREES, noun. Plural of palm tree
PALM WINE, noun. The alcoholic drink toddy.

Dictionary definition

PALM, noun. The inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
PALM, noun. A linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand.
PALM, noun. Any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves.
PALM, noun. An award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event.
PALM, verb. Touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise".

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