Webster 1913 Edition
Any endogenous tree of the order
Palmaceæ; a palm tree.
☞ 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 and palmetto.
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
palmein their hands.
Rev. vii. 9.
Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy.“The palm of martyrdom.”
So get the start of the majestic world
And bear the
And bear the
a labiate herb from Asia (–
Molucella lævis), having a curious cup-shaped calyx.
the terminal bud of a cabbage palm, used as food.–
the common paradoxure.–
the purse crab.–
a vegetable oil, obtained from the fruit of several species of palms, as the African oil palm (–
Elæis Guineensis), and used in the manufacture of soap and candles. See
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.
any one of mumerous species of very large weevils of the genus–
Rhynchophorus. The larvæ bore into palm trees, and are called
palm borers, and
grugru worms. They are considered excellent food.
the sap of several species of palms, especially, in India, of the wild date palm (–
Phœnix sylvestrix), the palmyra, and the
Caryota urens. When fermented it yields by distillation
arrack, and by evaporation
jaggery. Called also
Palm worm, or
The larva of a palm weevil.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle.
palmedthe trick that lost the game.
For you may
palmupon us new for old.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The inner part of the hand.
2.A hand or hand's breadth; a lineal measure of three inches.
3.The broad triangular part of an anchor at the end of the arms.
4.The name of many species of plants, but particularly of the date-tree or great palm, a native of Asia and Africa.
The palms constitute a natural order of monocotyledonous plants,with a simple cylindric stem, terminating in a crown of leaves or fronds, within which rises a tuft of flowers and fruits; all natives of warm climates. They vary in size from 2 to more than 100 feet in highth.
5.Branches of the palm being worn in token of victory, hence the word signifies superiority, victory, triumph. The palm was adopted as an emblem of victory, it is said, because the tree is so elastic as when pressed, to rise and recover its correct position.
Namur subdued is England's palm alone.
6.Among seamen, an instrument used in sewing canvas instead of a thimble.
They palmed the trick that lost the game.
1.To impose by fraud.
For you may palm upon us new for old.
3.To stroke with the hand.