1. palmyra

noun. tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving.


  • wine palm
  • Borassus flabellifer
  • bassine
  • lontar
  • Borassus
  • toddy palm
  • longar palm
  • palmyra palm
  • genus Borassus

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Example sentences of the word palmyra

1. Noun, singular or mass
The sugar is drawn from two types of palm, the palmyra and the familiar coconut palm.