They have usually a short trunk, sometimes nearly hemispherical, with leaves like the long leaves of a date palm.
The date palm is beloved by the Arabs, because it is so useful to them.
The date palm therefore affords a test of variations in mean annual temperature of three grades between 62° and 69°.
The cocoanut palm is to the natives of Ceylon what the date palm is to the Arabs of the desert.
The comparison of the fertilization of the date palm to the use of the wild fig refers to the practice of Caprification.
The cocoa-nut tree resembles the date palm in every thing except the fruit and leaves, those of the palm being broader.
All palms are not of the same variety, but the date palm is the one specially noted for its sweet fruit.
Over large parts of these regions the date palm flourishes and affords a valuable article of food.
The date palm ministered to the wants of the people in manifold ways.
Gum-producing acacias are, with the date palm, the commonest trees in Arabia.