Meaning of date palm

date' palm"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several date-bearing palms of the genus Phoenix, esp. P. dactylifera, having a stem reaching a height of 60 ft. (18 m) and terminating in a crown of pinnate leaves.
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