Palma

Palma

[pahl-mah]
noun
1.
Also called Palma de Mallorca. a seaport in and the capital of the Balearic Islands, on W Majorca.
2.
one of the canary Islands, off the NW coast of Africa. 281 sq. mi. (728 sq. km). Capital: Santa Cruz de la Palma.
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La Palma

[luh pahl-muh]
noun
a city in SW California.

Balearic Islands

[bal-ee-ar-ik]
plural noun
a group of islands including Ibiza, Majorca, and Minorca, and constituting a province of Spain in the W Mediterranean Sea. 1936 sq. mi. (5015 sq. km). Capital: Palma.
Spanish Baleares [bah-le-ah-res] .

Majorca

[muh-jawr-kuh, -yawr-]
noun
a Spanish island in the W Mediterranean: the largest of the Balearic Islands. 1405 sq. mi. (3640 sq. km). Capital: Palma.
Spanish Mallorca.

Majorcan, adjective, noun
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Balearic Islands (ˌbælɪˈærɪk)
 
pl n
Spanish name: Baleares a group of islands in the W Mediterranean, consisting of Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Cabrera, and 11 islets: a province of Spain. Capital: Palma, on Majorca. Pop: 1 071 500 (2003 est). Area: 5012 sq km (1935 sq miles)

La Palma (Spanish la ˈpalma)
 
n
an island in the N Atlantic, in the NW Canary Islands: administratively part of Spain. Chief town: Santa Cruz de la Palma. Pop: 85 547 (2002 est). Area: 725 sq km (280 sq miles)

Majorca (məˈjɔːkə, -ˈdʒɔː-)
 
n
Spanish name: Mallorca an island in the W Mediterranean: the largest of the Balearic Islands; tourism. Capital: Palma. Pop: 730 778 (2002 est). Area: 3639 sq km (1465 sq miles)

Palma1 (Spanish ˈpalma)
 
n
Official name: Palma de Mallorca the capital of the Balearic Islands, on the SW coast of Majorca: a tourist centre. Pop: 367 277 (2003 est)

Palma2 (Italian ˈpalma)
 
n
Jacopo (jaˈkopo), known as Palma Vecchio, original name Jacopo Negretti. ?1480--1528, Venetian painter, noted esp for his portraits of women

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palma pal·ma (pāl'mə, päl'-)
n. pl. pal·mae (-mē)
The palm.

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