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palm leaf

the leaf or frond of a palm tree, especially that of a fan palm, used in making fans, hats, thatch, mats, etc.
Origin of palm leaf
1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So saying, Madame, with a fan outstretched before her like a palm-leaf, moved towards the door; but Cynthia intercepted her.

    A Life Sentence Adeline Sergeant
  • Why didn't he take a ship-load of palm-leaf fans to Spitzbergen while he was about it?

  • The villages were few and poor-looking, mere huts with palm-leaf thatch.

    The Pacification of Burma Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • Here, take this palm-leaf fan and go and see if you can't find a draught.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • Now and then little Dan'l left her doll, climbed into the old man's lap, and waved the palm-leaf fan before his face.

    The Copy-Cat and Other Stories Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • These leaves are known to persons at the North only in the form of palm-leaf fans.

    The Wreck of The Red Bird George Cary Eggleston
  • Even the women and children peeping out of the palm-leaf hovels stopped their chatter and looked with wide-open eyes.

    The Black Phantom Leo Edward Miller
  • With wide, deliberate strokes she fanned herself with a palm-leaf fan.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • The floor was of bamboo matted, the roof and sides of palm-leaf thatch.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Webster's voice rose until it seemed to shake the palm-leaf roof.

    Captain Macklin Richard Harding Davis

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