any of several date-bearing palms of the genus Phoenix, especially P. dactylifera, having a stem reaching a height of 60 feet (18 meters) and terminating in a crown of pinnate leaves.
Origin of date palm
First recorded in 1830–40
Words nearby date palm
date, date boil, date mussel, date night, date of record, date palm, date rape, date squares, date stamp, date-stamp, datebook
Example sentences from the Web for date palm
The tree of life is represented by a date-palm on some of the earliest Christian mosaics at Rome.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism |Thomas Inman
The date-palm has many beautiful specimens in the gardens of St. Augustine.Palmetto-Leaves |Harriet Beecher Stowe
This includes the sandy flat of the suburbs of the town of Tripoli, with the date-palm plantations and the sand-hills contiguous.
Although its general form is similar to that of the date-palm, the foliage and fruit are quite different.Among the Trees at Elmridge |Ella Rodman Church
Among the natural products of the region two stand out as pre-eminently important-the wheat-plant and the date-palm.
British Dictionary definitions for date palm
a feather palm, Phoenix dactylifera, probably native to N Africa and SW Asia and widely grown in other arid warm temperate and subtropical regions for its edible fruit (dates)