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Noun: palmyra  pal'mI-ru
  1. Tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving
    - palmyra palm, toddy palm, wine palm, lontar, longar palm, Borassus flabellifer

Derived forms: palmyras

Type of: fan palm

Part of: Borassus, genus Borassus

Encyclopedia: Palmyra, Pennsylvania