Palmyra

Pal*my"ra

(?), n. (Bot.) A species of palm (Borassus flabelliformis) having a straight, black, upright trunk, with palmate leaves. It is found native along the entire northern shores of the Indian Ocean, from the mouth of the Tigris to New Guinea. More than eight hundred uses to which it is put are enumerated by native writers. Its wood is largely used for building purposes; its fruit and roots serve for food, its sap for making toddy, and its leaves for thatching huts.
[1913 Webster]

Pa"lo

(?), n. [Sp. See Pale a stake.] A pole or timber of any kind; -- in the names of trees. [Sp. Amer.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Pa"lo blan"co

(?). [Sp. blanco white.] (a) A western American hackberry (Celtis reticulata), having light-colored bark. (b) A Mexican mimosaceous tree (Lysiloma candida), the bark of which is used in tanning.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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Pa*lo"lo

(?), n., or

Palolo worm

}. [From native name.] (Zol.) A polystome worm (Palolo viridis) that burrows in the coral reefs of certain of the Pacific Islands. A little before the last quarter of the moon in October and November, they swarm in vast numbers at the surface of the sea for breeding, and are gathered and highly esteemed as food by the natives. An allied species inhabits the tropical Atlantic and swarms in June or July. In the 1890 Webster, called palola and Palola viridis. A misspelling?
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Pa`lo*me"ta

(?), n. (Zol.) A type of pompano (Palometa simillima) that is smaller than the Florida pompano; it is common in West Indies. Called also the California pompano.
Syn. -- California pompano, Palometa simillima.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

 

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