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Palmyra

[pal-mahy-ruh] /pælˈmaɪ rə/
noun
1.
an ancient city in central Syria, NE of Damascus: reputedly built by Solomon.
Biblical name Tadmor.
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palmyra

/pælˈmaɪrə/
noun
1.
a tall tropical Asian palm, Borassus flabellifer, with large fan-shaped leaves used for thatching and weaving; grown also for its edible seedlings
Word Origin
C17: from Portuguese palmeira palm tree (see palm²); perhaps influenced by Palmyra, city in Syria

Palmyra

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