Date palm

Date palm
Date Date, n.[F. datte, L. dactylus, fr. Gr. ?, prob. not the same word as da`ktylos finger, but of Semitic origin.] (Bot.) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself. [1913 Webster]

Note: This fruit is somewhat in the shape of an olive, containing a soft pulp, sweet, esculent, and wholesome, and inclosing a hard kernel. [1913 Webster]

{Date palm}, or {Date tree} (Bot.), the genus of palms which bear dates, of which common species is {Ph[oe]nix dactylifera}. See Illust.

{Date plum} (Bot.), the fruit of several species of {Diospyros}, including the American and Japanese persimmons, and the European lotus ({Diospyros Lotus}).

{Date shell}, or {Date fish} (Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell, or its inhabitant, of the genus {Pholas}, and allied genera. See {Pholas}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • date palm — date palms N COUNT A date palm is a palm tree on which dates grow …   English dictionary

  • date palm — date′ palm n. pln any tall date bearing palm of the genus Phoenix, esp. P. dactylifera, topped by pinnate leaves • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • date palm — n. a cultivated desert palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera) that has a stout trunk and large leaves and bears dates …   English World dictionary

  • date palm — any of several date bearing palms of the genus Phoenix, esp. P. dactylifera, having a stem reaching a height of 60 ft. (18 m) and terminating in a crown of pinnate leaves. [1830 40] * * * Tree (Phoenix dactylifera) of the palm family, found in… …   Universalium

  • date palm — noun tall tropical feather palm tree native to Syria bearing sweet edible fruit • Syn: ↑Phoenix dactylifera • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Part Meronyms: ↑date * * * noun : date I 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • date palm — datulinis finikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, medieninis, pašarinis, pluoštinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Phoenix dactylifera), kilęs iš pietvakarių Azijos. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • date palm — finikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių (Arecaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Phoenix). atitikmenys: lot. Phoenix angl. date palm vok. Dattelpalme; Phoenix rus. пальма финиковая; феникс; финик lenk. daktylowiec …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • date palm — palm tree bearing dates …   English contemporary dictionary

  • date palm — noun A palm tree, Phoenix dactylifera, whose fruit is the date …   Wiktionary

  • date palm — /ˈdeɪt pam/ (say dayt pahm) noun the species of palm, Phoenix dactylifera, which bears dates, having a stem up to 18 metres high terminating in a crown of pinnate leaves …   Australian English dictionary

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