Definition for DATE

DATE, n.2 [Fr. datte, for dacte; It. dattero; Sp. datil; L. dactylus; Gr. δακτυλος.]

The fruit of the great palm-tree, or date-tree, the Phœnix dactylifera. This fruit is somewhat in the shape of an acorn, composed of a thin light glossy membrane, somewhat pellucid and yellowish, containing a soft pulpy fruit, firm and sweet, esculent and wholesome, and in this is inclosed a hard kernel. – Encyc.

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