- The definition of a doum is a palm tree in Africa that creates a fruit that looks and tastes like gingerbread, and is also known as a gingerbread palm or Hyphaene thebaica.
An example of a doum is a palm tree you might find in Eritrea.
doum definition by Webster's New World
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an African palm tree (Hyphaene thebaica) bearing an edible fruit that has a taste and consistency somewhat like gingerbread; gingerbread palm
Origin: French ; from Arabic dawm
doum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
See doom palm.
Origin: French, probably from Arabic dialectal dōm; see doom palm.