family palmae definition

  • noun:
    • chiefly exotic timber and vines typically having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of large leaves; coextensive aided by the order Palmales
    • mainly tropical bushes and vines often having a tall columnar trunk area bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive because of the order Palmales
    • chiefly exotic bushes and vines generally having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive aided by the order Palmales
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