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Palm Beach

(Encyclopedia)Palm Beach, town (1990 pop. 9,814), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on a barrier beach between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Worth (a lagoon); inc. 1911. It is a well-known resort of the wealthy, with many fin...

West Palm Beach

(Encyclopedia)West Palm Beach, city (1990 pop. 67,643), seat of Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on Lake Worth (a lagoon) opposite Palm Beach, with which it is connected by bridges; inc. 1894. It has commercial fishing and...

Boynton Beach

(Encyclopedia)Boynton Beach, city (2020 pop. 80,380), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; inc. 1920. A major suburban area, it is also a beach resort and ...

Riviera Beach

(Encyclopedia)Riviera Beach rəvērˈə [key], resort city (1990 pop. 27,639), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on Lake Worth (a lagoon); inc. 1922. Research and development firms are located in the growing city. ...

Delray Beach

(Encyclopedia)Delray Beach, resort city (2020 pop. 66,846), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled 1895, inc. 1911. Mostly residential, Delray Beach ...

palm

(Encyclopedia)palm, common name for members of the Palmae, a large family of chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vines. Most species are treelike, characterized by a crown of compound leaves, called fronds, termina...

beach

(Encyclopedia)beach, a gently sloping zone where deposits of unconsolidated sediments are subject to wave action at the shore of an ocean or lake. Most of the sediment making up a beach is supplied by rivers or by ...

Palm Desert

(Encyclopedia)Palm Desert, city (1990 pop. 23,252), Riverside co., S Calif., on the Whitewater River. A suburb of Palm Springs, Palm Desert is a rapidly growing resort and retirement community. Local industries inc...

palmetto palm

(Encyclopedia)palmetto palm or palmetto pălmĕtˈō [key] [Span.,=little palm], common name for palm trees of the genera Sabal and Serenoa, ranging from the sandy pinelands of the S United States to Colombia. Saba...

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