Palmary
Palmary Pal"ma*ry, a. [L. palmarius, palmaris, belonging to palms, deserving the palm or prize, fr. palma a palm.] Worthy of the palm; palmy; pre["e]minent; superior; principal; chief; as, palmary work. --Br. Horne. [1913 Webster]

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  • Palmary — Pal ma*ry, a. (Anat.) Palmar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palmary — [pal′mə rē] adj. [L palmarius] bearing or worthy to bear the palm; preeminent; victorious …   English World dictionary

  • palmary — I. ˈpalmərē, ˈpäm adjective Etymology: Latin palmarius of or deserving the palm, from palma palm + arius ary : worthy of praise or notice : outstanding, superior a palmary instance …   Useful english dictionary

  • palmary — /pal meuh ree, pahl , pah meuh /, adj. having or deserving to have the palm of victory or success; praiseworthy: a palmary achievement. [1650 60; < L palmarius of, deserving a palm. See PALM2, ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • palmary — adjective Etymology: Latin palmarius deserving the palm, from palma Date: 1657 outstanding, best …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palmary — palma·ry …   English syllables

  • palmary — pal•ma•ry [[t]ˈpæl mə ri, ˈpɑl , ˈpɑ mə [/t]] adj. praiseworthy • Etymology: 1650–60; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • palmary —   a. meriting highest prize; principal …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • palmarian — palˈmerēən, päˈm adjective Etymology: Latin palmarius of or deserving the palm + English an more at palmary : bearing or worthy to bear the palm : palmary …   Useful english dictionary

  • pal|ma|ry — «PAL muhr ee», adjective. deserving the palm; preeminent; chief: »a palmary example, palmary proof. ╂[< Latin palmārius < palma palm1] …   Useful english dictionary

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