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palmy

[pah-mee] /ˈpɑ mi/
adjective, palmier, palmiest.
1.
glorious, prosperous, or flourishing:
the palmy days of yesteryear.
2.
abounding in or shaded with palms:
palmy islands.
3.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; palm2 + -y1
Synonyms
1. bounteous, booming, halcyon, rosy.
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palmy

/ˈpɑːmɪ/
adjective palmier, palmiest
1.
prosperous, flourishing, or luxurious: a palmy life
2.
covered with, relating to, or resembling palms: a palmy beach
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Word Origin and History for palmy
adj.

"triumphant," c.1600, from palm (n.2) in the "triumph" sense + -y (2). Literal meaning "full of palms" attested from 1660s.

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