- a pilgrim who carried a palm leaf to signify the making of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
- any pilgrim
Origin of palmerMiddle English palmere ; from Anglo-French palmer ; from Old French palmier ; from Medieval Latin palmarius ; from Classical Latin palma, palm
- A pilgrim who had been to the Holy Land and who brought back a palm branch in signification.
- Pilgrims and palmers plighted them together. â€“ P. Plowman.
- The pilgrim had some home or dwelling place, the palmer had none. The pilgrim traveled to some certain, designed place or places, but the palmer to all. â€“ T. Staveley.
From Middle English, from palm (â€œthe type of treeâ€) +â€Ž -er.
From the transitive verb to palm.
- An English surnameâ€‹.
From Middle English palmer (â€œa pilgrim from the Holy Landâ€), from Old French.