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Noun: palm  paa(l)m
  1. The inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
    - thenar
     
  2. A linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand
     
  3. Any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
    - palm tree
     
  4. An award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    - decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, ribbon
Verb: palm  paa(l)m
  1. Touch, lift, or hold with the hands
    "Don't palm the merchandise";
    - handle

Derived forms: palming, palms, palmed

Type of: accolade, area, award, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], laurels, linear measure, linear unit, region, touch, tree

Part of: Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, hand, manus, mitt, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae, paw

Encyclopedia: Palm, Inc