doom palm

doom palm

noun
an African fan palm, Hyphaene thebaica, bearing an edible, gingerbread-flavored fruit.
Also, doum palm.
Also called gingerbread palm.


Origin:
1820–30; < dialectal Arabic dōm

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doom palm
 
n
a variant spelling of doum palm

doum palm or doom palm (duːm)
 
n
an Egyptian palm tree, Hyphaene thebaica, with a divided trunk and edible apple-sized fruits
 
[C19 doum, via French from Arabic dawm]
 
doom palm or doom palm
 
n
 
[C19 doum, via French from Arabic dawm]

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