Palmyra Definition

păl-mīrə
noun
A fan palm (Borassus flabellifer) grown in India, Sri Lanka, and tropical Africa for its durable wood, its edible fruits, its leaves used for thatching, etc.
Webster's New World
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Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Borassus flabelliferlongar palmlontarwine-palmtoddy-palmpalmyra palm
proper name
Ancient city in central Syria, northeast of Damascus: now the site of a village.
Webster's New World
other
An ancient city of central Syria northeast of Damascus. Said to have been built by Solomon, it prospered under the Romans until it was partially destroyed by the emperor Aurelian after a people's revolt in ad 273.
American Heritage
A city of western New York southeast of Rochester on the Erie Canal. Joseph Smith founded the Mormon Church here in 1830.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Palmyra

Noun

Singular:
palmyra
Plural:
palmyras

Origin of Palmyra

  • Alteration (influenced by Palmyra) of Portuguese palmeira from palma palm tree from Latin palm2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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