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Definition of Palm
Palm Palm, v. t.
To ``grease the palm' of; to bribe or tip. [Slang]
PalmPalm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; -- so named fr. the leaf
resembling a hand. See lst Palm, and cf. Pam.]
1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order Palm[ae] or
Palmace[ae]; a palm tree.
Note: Palms are perennial woody plants, often of majestic
size. The trunk is usually erect and rarely branched,
and has a roughened exterior composed of the persistent
bases of the leaf stalks. The leaves are borne in a
terminal crown, and are supported on stout, sheathing,
often prickly, petioles. They are usually of great
size, and are either pinnately or palmately many-cleft.
There are about one thousand species known, nearly all
of them growing in tropical or semitropical regions.
The wood, petioles, leaves, sap, and fruit of many
species are invaluable in the arts and in domestic
economy. Among the best known are the date palm, the
cocoa palm, the fan palm, the oil palm, the wax palm,
the palmyra, and the various kinds called cabbage palm
2. A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a
symbol of victory or rejoicing.
A great multitude . . . stood before the throne, and
before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palme
in their hands. --Rev. vii. 9.
3. Hence: Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or
triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy. ``The palm of
So get the start of the majestic world And bear the
palm alone. --Shak.
Molucca palm (Bot.), a labiate herb from Asia (Molucella
l[ae]vis), having a curious cup-shaped calyx.
Palm cabbage, the terminal bud of a cabbage palm, used as
Palm cat (Zo["o]l.), the common paradoxure.
Palm crab (Zo["o]l.), the purse crab.
Palm oil, a vegetable oil, obtained from the fruit of
several species of palms, as the African oil palm
(El[ae]is Guineensis), and used in the manufacture of
soap and candles. See El[ae]is.
Palm swift (Zo["o]l.), a small swift (Cypselus
Batassiensis) which frequents the palmyra and cocoanut
palms in India. Its peculiar nest is attached to the leaf
of the palmyra palm.
Palm toddy. Same as Palm wine.
Palm weevil (Zo["o]l.), any one of mumerous species of very
large weevils of the genus Rhynchophorus. The larv[ae]
bore into palm trees, and are called palm borers, and
grugru worms. They are considered excellent food.
Palm wine, the sap of several species of palms, especially,
in India, of the wild date palm (Ph[oe]nix sylvestrix),
the palmyra, and the Caryota urens. When fermented it
yields by distillation arrack, and by evaporation jaggery.
Called also palm toddy.
Palm worm, or Palmworm. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The larva of a palm weevil.
(b) A centipede. PalmPalm Palm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Palmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To handle. [Obs.] --Prior.
2. To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand;
They palmed the trick that lost the game. --Prior.
3. To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by
unfair means; -- usually with off.
For you may palm upon us new for old. --Dryden.
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