date palm

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.

1830–40 Unabridged
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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)

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Example sentences
The tubs around the rushing water of the elaborate old fountains are planted with pomegranate and date palm.
It is a mountainous land where the date palm plays host to the region's only endemic resource.
We hiked up into the canyon to a date palm oasis at the bottom of a narrow cleft in the limestone.
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