Definition for Palm (-s)

palm (-s), n. [OE < L. 'palm of the hand'.] (webplay: art, Asia, feet, fruit, hand, natural, new, old, superiority, trick, victory, way, worn).

  1. Tropical tree; desert plant which grows in severely hot climates.
  2. Victor's crown; token of triumph; prize; wreath made of leaves of the palm tree to signify mastery of a difficult trial; branch strewn in the path of Jesus during his triumphal entry into Jerusalem preceding his crucifixion; resilient branch which rises and recovers its position after being pressed down; [fig.] resurrection.
  3. [Fig.] work; effort; diligence; exertion.
  4. [Fig.] Asia; home; native environment of a leopard.

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