an ancient city in central Syria, NE of Damascus: reputedly built by Solomon.
Biblical name Tadmor. Unabridged
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palmyra (pælˈmaɪrə)
a tall tropical Asian palm, Borassus flabellifer, with large fan-shaped leaves used for thatching and weaving; grown also for its edible seedlings
[C17: from Portuguese palmeira palm tree (see palm²); perhaps influenced by Palmyra, city in Syria]

Palmyra (pælˈmaɪrə)
1.  Biblical name: Tadmor an ancient city in central Syria: said to have been built by Solomon
2.  an island in the central Pacific, in the Line Islands: under US administration

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In palmyra, people knew to expect her and she was crowned in a celebration.
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