Definition of Palm family

1. Noun. Chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Palm Family

palm-chin reflex
palm card
palm cat
palm civet
palm family (current term)
palm kernel
palm nut
palm off
palm oil
palm print
palm prints
palm reading
palm sugar
palm sunday
palm syrup
palm thief
palm thieves
palm tree
palm tree justice

Literary usage of Palm family

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"THE palm family. Palme?. A distinctive group, composed of trees and shrubs with a woody stem or ... palm family."

2. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"palm family. Commonly trees with fibrous roots and columnar un- branched trunks covered with leaf-scars or the bases of leafstalks and bearing a tuft of ..."

3. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1906)
"... as an emulsifying agent, as a basis for cod- liver oil emulsion ; dry extract as food for infants. 7. PAI^MACE^E. palm family. Pal-ma'se-e. ..."

4. The Pearl of India by Maturin Murray Ballou (1894)
"The palm family. — Over-Generous Nature and her Liberal Provisions. — Product of the Cocoanut- Tree. — The Wide-Spreading Banian. —Excellent Public Roads. ..."

5. Travels on the Western Slope of the Mexican Cordillera: In the Form of Fifty by Cincinnatus (1857)
"... of—Different Species of Anno- nas— palm family—Description of the most Useful—Their Uses and Value- Tamarind Tree—Bamboo Cune—Jatropha Manihot, ..."

6. Chambers' Edinburgh Journal by Robert Chambers, William Chambers (1847)
"THE palm family. PALMS—keeping altogether out of view the scientific question of ... The aspect of the palm family, while there prevails a considerable ..."

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