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Palin, Sarah
▪ 2009 born Feb. 11, 1964, Sandpoint, Idaho  In 2008 Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was chosen by U.S. Sen. John McCain (q.v.) of Arizona, the Republican candidate in the November ...
Palin, Sarah Heath
▪ American politician née  Sarah Louise Heath  born Feb. 11, 1964, Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.    American politician who served as governor of Alaska (2006– ) and who was ...
palindrome
—palindromist /peuh lin"droh mist/, n. —palindromic /pal'in drom"ik, -droh"mik/, palindromical, adj. —palindromically, adv. /pal"in drohm'/, n. 1. a word, line, verse, ...
palindromic
See palindrome. * * *
paling
/pay"ling/, n. 1. Also called paling fence. See picket fence. 2. a pale or picket for a fence. 3. pales collectively. 4. the act of building a fence with pales. [1350-1400; ME; ...
palingenesis
—palingenesian /pal'in jeuh nee"zhee euhn, -zheuhn/, palingenetic /pal'in jeuh net"ik/, adj. —palingenetically, adv. /pal'in jen"euh sis/, n. 1. rebirth; regeneration. 2. ...
palingenesist
/pal'in jen"euh sist/, n. a person who believes in a doctrine of rebirth or transmigration of souls. Also, palingenist /pal'in jen"ist/. [1855-60; PALINGENES(IS) + -IST] * * *
palingenetic
See palingenesis. * * *
palingenetically
See palingenetic. * * *
palinode
—palinodist, n. /pal"euh nohd'/, n. 1. a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem. 2. a recantation. [1590-1600; < LL palinodia < Gk palinoidía a ...
Palio, The
▪ Italian festival Italian  Corsa Del Palio        (“Course of the Banner”), festival of medieval origin conducted annually in certain Italian cities and ...
Palisa, Johann
▪ Silesian astronomer born Dec. 6, 1848, Troppau, Silesia [now Opava, Czech Republic] died May 2, 1925, Vienna, Austria       Silesian astronomer best known for his ...
palisade
/pal'euh sayd"/, n., v., palisaded, palisading. n. 1. a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense. 2. any of a number of pales or stakes ...
palisade parenchyma
Bot. the upper layer of ground tissue in a leaf, consisting of elongated cells beneath and perpendicular to the upper epidermis and constituting the primary area of ...
palisadecell
palisade cell n. One of the columnar cells of palisade parenchyma. * * *
palisadeparenchyma
palisade parenchyma n. A leaf tissue composed of columnar cells containing numerous chloroplasts in which the long axis of each cell is perpendicular to the leaf surface. * * *
Palisades
/pal'euh saydz"/, n. the line of cliffs in NE New Jersey and SE New York extending along the W bank of the lower Hudson River. ab. 15 mi. (24 km) long; 300-500 ft. (91-152 m) ...
Palisades Park
a borough in NE New Jersey. 13,732. * * *
Palisades, The
▪ bluffs, New Jersey and New York, United States       basalt bluffs 200–540 feet (60–165 metres) high along the west side of the Hudson River, southeastern New ...
palisado
/pal'euh say"doh/, n., pl. palisadoes, v.t., palisadoed, palisadoing. palisade (defs. 1, 2, 4, 5). [ < Sp palizada] * * *
palisander
/pal"euh san'deuhr, pal'euh san"deuhr/, n. See Brazilian rosewood. [1835-45; < F palissandre < ?] * * *
palish
/pay"lish/, adj. somewhat pale. [1350-1400; ME; see PALE1, -ISH1] * * *
Palissy
/pann lee see"/, n. Bernard /berdd nannrdd"/, c1510-89, French potter, enameler, and author. * * *
Palissy, Bernard
born 1509, St. Avit, France died 1590, Paris French potter and writer. Known for his decorated rustic ware, a type of earthenware covered with coloured lead glazes, he was ...
Palk Strait
▪ strait, Bay of Bengal       inlet of the Bay of Bengal, between southeastern India and northern Sri Lanka and bounded on the south by Pāmban Island (India), Adam's ...
Palkhivala, Nani Adeshir
▪ 2003       Indian jurist and civil rights activist (b. Jan. 16, 1920, Bombay [now Mumbai], India—d. Dec. 11, 2002, Mumbai), was revered in India as a top authority ...
palki
/pahl"kee/, n. Anglo-Indian. a palanquin; sedan chair. Also, palkee. [1670-80; < Hindi palki] * * *
Palkonda Hills
▪ hills, India       series of ranges in southern Andhra Pradesh state, southern India. The hills trend northwest to southeast and form the central part of the Eastern ...
PalkStrait
Palk Strait (pôk, pôlk) A waterway between southeast India and northern Sri Lanka. It is known for its reefs and treacherous waters. * * *
pall
pall1 —pall-like, adj. /pawl/, n. 1. a cloth, often of velvet, for spreading over a coffin, bier, or tomb. 2. a coffin. 3. anything that covers, shrouds, or overspreads, esp. ...
Pall Mall
/pal" mal", pel" mel"/ a street in London, England, famed for its clubs. * * *
pall-mall
/pel"mel", pal"mal", pawl"mawl"/, n. 1. a game, popular in the 17th century, in which a ball of boxwood was struck with a mallet in an attempt to drive it through a raised iron ...
palla
/pal"euh/, n., pl. pallae /pal"ee/. a voluminous square of cloth draped around the body as a mantle or wrap, worn by women of ancient Rome. [1700-10; < L] * * *
palladia
pal·la·di·a (pə-lāʹdē-ə) n. A plural of palladium2. * * *
Palladian
/peuh lay"dee euhn, -lah"-/, adj. 1. pertaining to, introduced by, or in the architectural style of Andrea Palladio. n. 2. a disciple of Andrea Palladio, specifically one of the ...
Palladian window
/peuh lay"dee euhn, -lah"-/ a window in the form of a round-headed archway with a narrower compartment on either side, the side compartments usually being capped with ...
Palladianism
n [U] a style of architecture based on the work of Andrea Palladio, a 16th–century Italian architect who was influenced by the buildings of ancient Greece and Rome. Buildings ...
palladic
/peuh lad"ik, -lay"dik/, adj. Chem. of or containing palladium, esp. in the tetravalent state. Cf. palladous. [1855-60; PALLAD(IUM) + -IC] * * *
palladinize
/pal"euh dn uyz'/, v.t., palladinized, palladinizing. to treat or cover (a surface) with palladium. Also, esp. Brit., palladinise. [irreg. < NL palladium PALLADIUM; see -IZE] * * ...
Palladio
/peuh lah"dee oh'/; It. /pahl lah"dyaw/, n. Andrea /ahn drdde"ah/, 1508-80, Italian architect famous for his widely translated Four Books of Architecture, 1570. * * *
Palladio, Andrea
orig. Andrea di Pietro della Gondola born Nov. 30, 1508, Padua, Republic of Venice died August 1580, Vicenza Italian architect. While a young mason, he was noticed by an ...
Palladio,Andrea
Pal·la·dio (pə-lāʹdē-ō, pä-läʹdyō), Andrea. 1508-1580. Italian architect who developed a style based on the classicism of ancient Rome, breaking with the ornate ...
palladium
/peuh lay"dee euhm/, n. Chem. a rare metallic element of the platinum group, silver-white, ductile and malleable, harder and fusing more readily than platinum: used chiefly as a ...
Palladium
/peuh lay"dee euhm/, n., pl. Palladia /-dee euh/. 1. Also, Palladion /peuh lay"dee on'/. a statue of Athena, esp. one on the citadel of Troy on which the safety of the city was ...
Palladius
▪ Galatian monk, bishop, and chronicler born c. 363, , Galatia, Anatolia died before 431, , Aspuna       Galatian monk, bishop, and chronicler whose Lausiac History, ...
palladous
/peuh lay"deuhs, pal"euh deuhs/, adj. Chem. of or containing bivalent palladium. Cf. palladic. [PALLAD(IUM) + -OUS] * * *
Pallas
/pal"euhs/, n. 1. Also called Pallas Athena. Class. Myth. Athena (def. 1). 2. Astron. the second largest and one of the four brightest asteroids. * * * ▪ ...
Pallas's cat
▪ mammal also called  Steppe Cat, or Manul        (Felis manul), small, long-haired cat (family Felidae) native to deserts and rocky, mountainous regions from Tibet ...
Pallas, Peter Simon
▪ German naturalist born , Sept. 22, 1741, Berlin died Sept. 8, 1811, Berlin  German naturalist who advanced a theory of mountain formation and, by the age of 15, had ...
PallasAthena
Pallas Athena also Pallas Athene n. Greek Mythology Athena.   [Greek Pallas Athēnē: Pallas, epithet of Athena + Athēnē, Athena.] * * *
Pallava Dynasty
      early 4th-century to late 9th-century southern Indian line of rulers whose members originated as indigenous subordinates of the Sātāvahanas in the Deccan, moved ...
pallbearer
/pawl"bair'euhr/, n. one of several persons who carry or attend the coffin at a funeral. [1700-10; PALL1 + BEARER] * * *
Pallenberg, Max
▪ Austrian actor born Dec. 18, 1877, Vienna, Austria-Hungary died June 26, 1934, Karlsbad, Austria       actor, an exponent of the Austrian tradition of extempore ...
pallet
pallet1 /pal"it/, n. 1. a bed or mattress of straw. 2. a small or makeshift bed. [1325-75; ME pailet < AF paillete, equiv. to OF paille straw ( < L palea chaff) + -ete ...
pallet knife
Cookery. a small, flat utensil for picking up and handling pastry paste. * * *
palleted
/pal"i tid/, adj. (of the binding of a book) stamped with the name of the binder. [PALLET2 + -ED3] * * *
palletization
See palletize. * * *
palletize
—palletization, n. /pal"i tuyz'/, v., palletized, palletizing. v.t. 1. to place (materials) upon pallets for handling or moving. 2. to perform (a materials-handling operation) ...
palletizer
See palletization. * * *
pallette
/pal"it/, n. Armor. palette (def. 8). * * *
pallia
pal·li·a (pălʹē-ə) n. A plural of pallium. * * *
pallial
/pal"ee euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the mantle of a mollusk. 2. of or pertaining to the cerebral cortex. [1830-40; PALLI(UM) + -AL1] * * *
palliasse
/pal yas", pal"yas, pal'ee as", pal"ee as'/, n. Chiefly Brit. paillasse. * * *
palliate
—palliation, n. —palliator, n. /pal"ee ayt'/, v.t., palliated, palliating. 1. to relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; alleviate. 2. to try to mitigate or conceal the ...
palliation
See palliate. * * *
palliative
—palliatively, adv. /pal"ee ay'tiv, -ee euh tiv/, adj. 1. serving to palliate. n. 2. something that palliates. [1535-45; < F palliatif. See PALLIATE, -IVE] * * *
palliatively
See palliative. * * *
palliator
See palliation. * * *
pallid
—pallidly, adv. —pallidness, n. /pal"id/, adj. 1. pale; faint or deficient in color; wan: a pallid countenance. 2. lacking in vitality or interest: a pallid musical ...
pallidly
See pallid. * * *
pallidness
See pallidly. * * *
pallium
/pal"ee euhm/, n., pl. pallia /pal"ee euh/, palliums. 1. a large, rectangular mantle worn by men in ancient Greece and Rome. 2. Eccles. a. a woolen vestment worn by the pope and ...
PallMall
Pall Mall (pălʹ mălʹ, pĕlʹ mĕlʹ) A fashionable street in London, England, noted as the site of St. James's Palace and many private clubs. It derives its name from the ...
Pallo, Jackie
▪ 2007 Jack Ernest Gutteridge        British professional wrestler (b. Jan. 12, 1926, London, Eng.—d. Feb. 11, 2006, Ramsgate, Kent, Eng.), starred in the golden age ...
pallor
/pal"euhr/, n. unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness. [1650-60; < L: paleness, equiv. to pall(ere) to be pale + -or -OR1] * * *
pally
/pal"ee/, adj., pallier, palliest. Informal. friendly; comradely: old friends being pally at a class reunion. [1890-95; PAL + -Y1] * * *
palm
palm1 /pahm/, n. 1. the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. 2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal. 3. ...
palm
palm1 /pahm/, n. 1. the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. 2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal. 3. ...
Palm Bay
a town in E Florida. 18,560. * * * ▪ Florida, United States       city, Brevard county, east-central Florida, U.S. It lies along the Indian River, a lagoon (part of ...
Palm Beach
a town in SE Florida: seaside winter resort. 9729. * * * ▪ Florida, United States  town, Palm Beach county, southeastern Florida, U.S., on a narrow barrier island between ...
Palm Beach Gardens
a city in SE Florida, near North Palm Beach. 14,407. * * *
palm cabbage
1. See cabbage palm. 2. the edible bud of a cabbage palm. [1695-1705] * * *
palm chat
a passerine bird, Dulus dominicus, of Hispaniola and Gonave, in the West Indies, noted for its huge, communal nest, occupied by several pairs of birds. * * *
palm chestnut
▪ nut  edible nut of the peach palm (Bactris gasipaes, or in some classifications Guilielma gasipaes), family Arecaceae (Palmae), that is grown extensively from Central ...
palm civet
any of various small to medium-sized, chiefly arboreal cats of the civet family, of southeastern Asia, the East Indies, etc., with a spotted or striped coat and a long curled ...
palm crab
palm crab n. a large tropical land crab (Birgus latro) that feeds esp. on coconuts, found on islands in the S Pacific and Indian oceans * * *
palm crab.
See coconut crab. [1880-85] * * *
Palm Desert
a town in S California, near Palm Springs. 11,801. * * *
palm family
the plant family Palmae (or Arecaceae; formerly, Palmaceae), characterized by chiefly tropical evergreen trees or shrubs having large compound leaves in featherlike or fanlike ...
palm leaf
the leaf or frond of a palm tree, esp. that of a fan palm, used in making fans, hats, thatch, mats, etc. [1650-60] * * *
palm oil
1. a yellow butterlike oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm and used as an edible fat and for making soap, candles, etc. 2. oil obtained from various species of ...
Palm OS
▪ operating system       a proprietary operating system for personal computing devices, including personal digital assistants (PDAs), “smart phones” (telephones ...
palm PC
Computer small enough to fit in a person's palm. Palm PCs (also called palmtops, handheld computers, or personal data assistants) typically use pens instead of keyboards for ...
Palm Springs
a city in S California: resort. 32,271. * * * Resort city (pop., 2000: 42,807), southern California, U.S. It is located in the Coachella Valley. Originally known as Agua ...
palm sugar
sugar from the sap of certain palm trees. [1865-70] * * *
Palm Sunday
the Sunday before Easter, celebrated in commemoration of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. [bef. 1000; ME; OE] * * * or Passion Sunday In Christianity, the first day of ...
Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965
▪ meteorology       series of tornados that struck the Midwestern region of the United States on April 11, 1965. A six-state area of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, ...
palm warbler
a North American wood warbler, Dendroica palmarum, brown above and whitish or yellowish below. [1820-30, Amer.] * * *
palm wine
wine made from distilled palm-tree sap. [1605-15] * * *
palm-chat
▪ bird  (species Dulus dominicus), songbird of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and nearby Gonâve Island, which may belong in the waxwing family (Bombycillidae) ...
Palma
/pahl"mah/, n. 1. Also called Palma de Mallorca. a seaport in and the capital of the Balearic Islands, on W Majorca. 234,098. 2. one of the Canary Islands, off the NW coast of ...
Palma (de Mallorca)
City (pop., 2001: 333,801), capital of the Balearic Islands and of Majorca island, Spain. Palma lies on the southwestern coast of Majorca on Palma Bay in the western ...
Palma de Mallorca
Sp. /pahl"mah dhe mah lyawrdd"kah/ Palma (def. 1). * * *
Palma Soriano
▪ Cuba       city, eastern Cuba. Lying on the Cauto River, on the northern slopes of the Sierra Maestra, Palma Soriano is a commercial and manufacturing centre for the ...
Palma, Jacopo
▪ Italian painter [1480?–1528] also called  Palma Vecchio  or  Palma Il Vecchio , original name  Jacopo Negretti  born c. 1480, Serina, Bergamo, republic of ...
Palma, Ricardo
▪ Peruvian writer born February 7, 1833, Lima, Peru died October 6, 1919, Lima       Peruvian writer best known for his collected legends of colonial Peru, one of the ...
palmaceous
/pal may"sheuhs, pahl-, pah may"-/, adj. belonging to the plant family Palmae. Cf. palm family. [1720-30; PALM2 + -ACEOUS] * * *
palmar
/pal"meuhr, pahl"-, pah"meuhr/, adj. of, pertaining to, or located in or on the palm of the hand or to the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal. [1650-60; < L palmaris ...
Palmares
▪ historical republic, Brazil       autonomous republic within Alagoas state in northeastern Brazil during the period 1630–94; it was formed by the coalescence of as ...
palmary
/pal"meuh ree, pahl"-, pah"meuh-/, adj. having or deserving to have the palm of victory or success; praiseworthy: a palmary achievement. [1650-60; < L palmarius of, deserving a ...
Palmas
/pahl"mahs/, n. Las. See Las Palmas. * * * ▪ Brazil       city, capital of Tocantins estado (state), north-central Brazil. It lies at the centre of the state, east of ...
palmate
—palmately, adv. /pal"mayt, -mit, pahl"-, pah"mayt/, adj. 1. shaped like an open palm or like a hand with the fingers extended, as a leaf or an antler. 2. Bot. having four or ...
palmately
See palmate. * * *
palmatifid
palmatifid [pal mat′i fid] adj. 〚< L palmatus,PALMATE + -FID〛 having leaves cleft about halfway to the base, but not into separate leaflets * * * pal·ma·ti·fid ...
palmation
/pal may"sheuhn, pahl-, pah may"-/, n. 1. a palmate state or formation. 2. a palmate structure. [1680-90; PALMATE + -ION] * * *
palmatisect
pal·ma·ti·sect (păl-māʹtĭ-sĕkt', päl-, pä-māʹ-) adj. Divided deeply in a palmate fashion, almost to the base: the palmatisect leaves of the Japanese maple. * * *
PalmBay
Palm Bay (päm) A city of eastern Florida on the Indian River lagoon southeast of Orlando. It is a resort. Population: 62,632. * * *
PalmBeach
Palm Beach A city of southeast Florida on a barrier beach of the Atlantic Ocean north of Fort Lauderdale. It was developed as a fashionable resort by Henry Flagler in the 1890s. ...
palmcivet
palm civet n. Any of various large nocturnal, arboreal civets of the subfamily Paradoxurinae of southern Asia and tropical Africa, especially the common Asian species Paradoxurus ...
palmcrab
palm crab n. A large crab (Birgus latro) of the islands of the South Pacific that lives in burrows and feeds mainly on coconuts. * * *
Palmdale
/pahm"dayl'/, n. a city in SW California. 12,277. * * * ▪ California, United States       city, Los Angeles county, southwestern California, U.S. North of the city of ...
Palme
/pahl"meuh/, n. (Sven) Olof (Joachim) /sven ooh"lawf yooh"ah kim/, 1927-86, Swedish political leader: prime minister 1969-76, 1982-86; assassinated. * * *
Palme d’Or
➡ Fahrenheit 9/11 * * *
Palme, (Sven) Olof (Joachim)
born Jan. 30, 1927, Stockholm, Swed. died Feb. 28, 1986, Stockholm Swedish prime minister (1969–76, 1982–86). After studying in Sweden and the U.S., he was elected to the ...
Palme, Olof
▪ prime minister of Sweden in full  Sven Olof Joachim Palme   born Jan. 30, 1927, Stockholm, Swed. died Feb. 28, 1986, Stockholm  prime minister of Sweden (1969–76, ...
Palme,Olaf
Pal·me (pälʹmə), Olaf. 1927-1986. Swedish politician. As premier (1969-1976 and 1982-1986) he was widely respected for his efforts toward peace and disarmament. Palme was ...
palmed
/pahmd/, adj. having a palm or palms of a specified kind (often used in combination): a wide-palmed hand. [1350-1400; ME. See PALM1, -ED3] * * *
Palmela, Pedro de Sousa Holstein, Duke de
▪ Portuguese statesman also called (1812–23)  Count (conde) de Palmela , or (1823–33)  >Marquês de Palmela  born May 8, 1781, Turin, Piedmont [Italy] died Oct. 12, ...
palmer
palmer1 /pah"meuhr, pahl"-/, n. 1. a pilgrim, esp. of the Middle Ages, who had returned from the Holy Land bearing a palm branch as a token. 2. any religious pilgrim. 3. ...
Palmer
/pah"meuhr/ or, for 5, /pahl"-/, n. 1. Alice Elvira, 1855-1902, U.S. educator. 2. Arnold, born 1929, U.S. golfer. 3. Daniel David, 1845-1913, Canadian originator of chiropractic ...
Palmer Archipelago
▪ island group, Antarctica also called  Antarctic Archipelago,         island group off the northwestern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, from which it is separated ...
Palmer Land
the southern part of the Antarctic Peninsula. * * * ▪ Antarctica       broad southern part of the Antarctic Peninsula, about 400 miles (640 km) east of Peter I Island ...
Palmer Peninsula
former name of Antarctic Peninsula. * * *
Palmer, A(lexander) Mitchell
born May 4, 1872, Moosehead, Pa., U.S. died May 11, 1936, Washington, D.C. U.S. politician. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1909 to 1915 and helped secure ...
Palmer, A. Mitchell
▪ American politician in full  Alexander Mitchell Palmer   born May 4, 1872, Moosehead, Pa., U.S. died May 11, 1936, Washington, D.C.  American lawyer, legislator, and U.S. ...
Palmer, Alice Elvira Freeman
▪ American educator née  Alice Elvira Freeman   born Feb. 21, 1855, Colesville [near Binghamton], N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 6, 1902, Paris, France       American educator ...
Palmer, Arnold
▪ American golfer in full  Arnold Daniel Palmer  born Sept. 10, 1929, Youngstown, Pa., U.S.    professional American golfer, the first to win the Masters Tournament ...
Palmer, Arnold (Daniel)
born Sept. 10, 1929, Latrobe, Pa., U.S. U.S. golfer. The son of a greenskeeper, Palmer turned professional in 1954 after winning the U.S. Amateur championship. He was the first ...
Palmer, Bertha Honoré
▪ American philanthropist née  Bertha Honoré  born May 22, 1849, Louisville, Ky., U.S. died May 5, 1918, Osprey, Fla.       American socialite remembered especially ...
Palmer, Bruce
▪ 2005       Canadian bass guitarist (b. Sept. 9, 1946, Liverpool, N.S.—d. Oct. 1, 2004, Belleville, Ont.), was a founding member of the influential folk-rock band ...
Palmer, E H
▪ British linguist born Aug. 7, 1840, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died Aug. 11, 1882, Wādī Sidr, Egypt       English Orientalist, distinguished as a linguist and ...
Palmer, Earl
▪ 2009       American drummer born Oct. 25, 1924, New Orleans, La. died Sept. 19, 2008, Banning, Calif. provided the “solid stickwork and feverish backbeat” that ...
Palmer, Nathaniel
▪ American explorer in full  Nathaniel Brown Palmer  born Aug. 8, 1799, Stonington, Conn., U.S. died June 21, 1877, San Francisco, Calif.       American sea captain ...
Palmer, Phoebe Worrall
▪ American evangelist and writer née  Phoebe Worrall   born Dec. 18, 1807, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 2, 1874, New York City       American evangelist and ...
Palmer, Potter
▪ American businessman born May 20, 1826, Albany county, New York, U.S. died May 4, 1902, Chicago, Illinois       American merchant and real-estate promoter who was ...
Palmer, Robert Alan
▪ 2004       British singer (b. Jan. 19, 1949, Batley, Yorkshire, Eng.—d. Sept. 26, 2003, Paris, France), was a respected practitioner of “blue-eyed soul,” best ...
Palmer, Samuel
born Jan. 27, 1805, London, Eng. died May 24, 1881, Redhill, Surrey British painter and etcher. He began exhibiting conventional landscapes at the Royal Academy by 14. After ...
Palmer, Sir Geoffrey
▪ prime minister of New Zealand in full  Sir Geoffrey Winston Russell Palmer  born April 21, 1942, Nelson, N.Z.       New Zealand Labour Party leader and prime ...
Palmer, Timothy
▪ American architect born 1751, Newburyport, Mass. died 1821       U.S. pioneer builder of covered timber truss bridges (covered bridge).       A millwright, he ...
Palmer, Vance
▪ Australian author born Aug. 28, 1885, Bundaberg, Queen., Australia died July 15, 1959, Melbourne, Vic.       Australian author of novels, short stories, and plays ...
Palmer,Alice Elvira Freeman
Pal·mer (päʹmər, pälʹ-), Alice Elvira Freeman. 1855-1902. American educator who was president of Wellesley College (1882-1888) and dean of women at the University of ...
Palmer,Arnold
Palmer, Arnold. Born 1929. American golfer who was the first to win four Masters championships (1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964). * * *
Palmer,James Alvin
Palmer, James Alvin. Known as “Jim.” Born 1945. American baseball player. A right-handed pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984), he won 20 or more games during eight ...
PalmerArchipelago
Palmer Archipelago Formerly Antarctic Archipelago. An island group between the southern tip of South America and the northwest coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The islands are ...
PalmerPeninsula
Palmer Peninsula See Antarctic Peninsula. * * *
Palmerston
/pah"meuhr steuhn/, n. Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount, 1784-1865, British statesman: prime minister 1855-58, 1859-65. * * *
Palmerston (of Palmerston), Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount
known as Lord Palmerston born Oct. 20, 1784, Broadlands, Hampshire, Eng. died Oct. 18, 1865, Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire English politician and prime minister (1855–58, ...
Palmerston Atoll
▪ atoll, Cook Islands, Pacific Ocean also called  Avarau        atoll of the northern Cook Islands, a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand in ...
Palmerston North
▪ New Zealand       city, southern North Island, New Zealand, overlooking the Manawatu River. The settlement, named after Lord Palmerston, prime minister of England, ...
Palmerston, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount, Baron Temple Of Mount Temple
▪ prime minister of United Kingdom Introduction byname  Pam   born Oct. 20, 1784, Broadlands, Hampshire, Eng. died Oct. 18, 1865, Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire  English ...
Palmerston,Third Viscount
Pal·mer·ston (päʹmər-stən, pälʹ-), Third Viscount Title of Henry John Temple. 1784-1865. British politician remembered for his efforts to maintain the balance of power ...
palmerworm
/pah"meuhr werrm'/, n. the larva of a tineid moth, Dichomeris ligulella, of the eastern U.S., that feeds on the leaves of apple and other fruit trees. [1550-60; PALMER1 + WORM] * ...
palmette
/pal met"/, n. a conventionalized shape in the form of palmately spread leaves or sections, used as ornamentation. Cf. anthemion, lotus (def. 5). [1835-45; < F; see PALM2, ...
palmetto
/pal met"oh, pahl-, pah met"oh/, n., pl. palmettos, palmettoes. any of various palms having fan-shaped leaves, as of the genera Sabal, Serenoa, and Thrinax. [1555-65; earlier ...
Palmetto State
South Carolina (used as a nickname). * * *
palmful
See palm1. * * *
Palmgren
/pahm"greuhn/; Fin. /pahlm"grdden/, n. Selim /sel"im, say"lim/; Fin. /se"lim/, 1878-1951, Finnish pianist and composer. * * *
Palmgren, Selim
▪ Finnish composer born Feb. 16, 1878, Pori, Fin., Russian Empire died Dec. 13, 1951, Helsinki, Fin.  Finnish pianist and composer who helped establish the nationalist ...
Palmira
/pahl mee"rddah/, n. a city in W Colombia. 140,481. * * * ▪ Colombia       city, Valle del Cauca departamento (department), southwestern Colombia. It lies in the rich ...
palmist
palm·ist (päʹmĭst) also palm·is·ter (-mĭ-stər) n. One who practices palmistry.   [Probably back-formation from palmistry.] * * *
palmistry
—palmist, n. /pah"meuh stree/, n. the art or practice of telling fortunes and interpreting character from the lines and configurations of the palm of a person's ...
palmitate
/pal"mi tayt', pahl"-, pah"mi-/, n. Chem. a salt or ester of palmitic acid. [1870-75; PALMIT(IC ACID) + -ATE2] * * *
palmitic
/pal mit"ik, pahl-, pah mit"-/, adj. Chem. of or derived from palmitic acid. [1855-60; < F palmitique. See PALM2, -ITE1, -IC] * * *
palmitic acid
Chem. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C16H32O2, obtained by hydrolysis from palm oil and natural fats, in which it occurs as the glyceride, and from spermaceti: used ...
palmiticacid
pal·mit·ic acid (păl-mĭtʹĭk, päl-, pä-mĭtʹ-) n. A fatty acid, C15H31COOH, occurring in many natural oils and fats and used in making soaps.   [French palmitique, from ...
palmitin
/pal"mi tin, pahl"-, pah"mi-/, n. Chem. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C51H98O6, prepared from glycerol and palmitic acid: used in the manufacture of soap. Also ...
palmitoleic acid
/pal"mi tl ee"ik, pal'-, pahl"-, pahl'-, pah"mi-, pah'-/, Chem. a colorless, unsaturated fatty acid, C16H30O2, occurring in oils and fats of plants and animals. [PALMIT(IC) + ...
palmoil
palm oil n. A yellowish fatty oil obtained especially from the crushed nuts of an African palm (Elaeis guineensis) and used in the manufacture of soaps, chocolates, cosmetics, ...
PalmSprings
Palm Springs A city of southeast California east-southeast of Riverside. It is a desert oasis and popular resort with hot springs known to the Spanish as early as 1774. ...
palmsugar
palm sugar n. Sugar made from the sap of various palm trees. * * *
PalmSunday
Palm Sunday n. The Sunday before Easter, observed by Christians in commemoration of Jesus's entry into Jerusalem, when palm fronds were strewn before him. * * *
palmtop
/pahm"top'/, n. a battery-powered microcomputer small enough to fit in the palm. [1985-90] * * *
palmy
/pah"mee/, adj., palmier, palmiest. 1. glorious, prosperous, or flourishing: the palmy days of yesteryear. 2. abounding in or shaded with palms: palmy islands. 3. ...
Palmyra
/pal muy"reuh/, n. an ancient city in central Syria, NE of Damascus: reputedly built by Solomon. Biblical name, Tadmor. * * * biblical Tadmor Ancient city, Syria, northeast of ...
Palmyra Atoll
Palmyra Atoll Introduction Palmyra Atoll Background: The Kingdom of Hawaii claimed the atoll in 1862, and the US included it among the ...
Palmyrenian alphabet
      Semitic script used in Palmyra, a city on the trade routes between Syria and Mesopotamia, from the 3rd to the 2nd century BC until shortly after the conquest of the ...
Palni Hills
      range of hills, an eastward extension of the Western Ghats, in southwestern Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southern India. The range is a continuation of the ...
Palo Alto
/pal"oh al"toh/ for 1; /pah"loh ahl"toh/ for 2 1. a city in W California, SE of San Francisco. 55,225. 2. a battlefield in S Texas, near Brownsville: first battle of Mexican War ...
Palo Alto, Battle of
▪ United States history       (May 8, 1846), first clash in the Mexican War, fought at a small site in southeastern Texas about 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of Matamoros, ...
palo santo
/pal"oh san"toh/ 1. a South American tree, Bulnesia sarmienti, of the caltrop family, yielding a fragrant essential oil. 2. a tropical American tree, Triplaris americana, of the ...
palo verde
▪ plant       (Spanish: “green wood”), any member of the genera Cercidium and Parkinsonia, of the pea family (Fabaceae), comprising a small group of trees and shrubs ...
PaloAlto
Pal·o Al·to (păl'ō ălʹtō) A city of western California northwest of San Jose. It is a residential community with an electronics industry. Population: 55,900. * * *
palolo
/peuh loh"loh/, n., pl. palolos. See palolo worm. [1890-95; < Samoan or Tongan] * * *
palolo worm
a polychaete worm, Eunice viridis, that lives in burrows among the coral reefs of several South Pacific islands, producing sperm or eggs in posterior segments that are cast off ...
Paloma
/peuh loh"meuh/, n. a female given name. * * *
Palomar
/pal"euh mahr'/, n. Mount, a mountain in S California, NE of San Diego: site of observatory. 6126 ft. (1867 m) high. * * *
Palomar Mountain
Palomar Mountain [pal′ə mär΄] 〚Sp, lit., dovecote〛 mountain in SW Calif., near San Diego: site of an astronomical observatory: 6,140 ft (1,871 m): formerly, and now ...
Palomar Observatory
an astronomical observatory situated on Palomar Mountain in S California, having a 200-in. (508-cm) reflecting telescope and a 48-in. (122-cm) Schmidt telescope. Also called ...
Palomar, Mount
▪ mountain, California, United States       peak (6,126 feet [1,867 metres]) in Cleveland National Forest, southern California, U.S. It lies about 40 miles (65 km) ...
Palomar,Mount
Pal·o·mar (pălʹə-mär'), Mount A peak, 1,868.4 m (6,126 ft) high, of southern California northeast of San Diego. It is the site of an observatory with one of the world's ...
palometa
/pal'euh met"euh/, n. 1. a pompano, Trachinotus goodei, of tropical and temperate Atlantic seas, having long, tapering fins. 2. any of several stromateid butterfishes. [ < Sp, ...
palomino
/pal'euh mee"noh/, n., pl. palominos. a horse with a golden coat, a white mane and tail, and often white markings on the face and legs, developed chiefly in the southwestern ...
Palomino De Castro Y Velasco
▪ Spanish painter in full  Antonio Aciselo Palomino De Castro Y Velasco   born 1655, Bujalance, Spain died August 1726, Madrid       Spanish painter, scholar, and ...
palooka
/peuh looh"keuh/, n. Slang. 1. an athlete, esp. a boxer, lacking in ability, experience, or competitive spirit. 2. a stupid, clumsy person. [1920-25, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * *
Palos
/pah"laws/, n. a seaport in SW Spain: starting point of Columbus's first voyage westward. 2540. * * *
Palos Heights
/pay"leuhs/ a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 11,096. * * *
Palos Hills
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 16,654. * * *
Palos Verdes Estates
/pal"euhs verr"dis, -deez/ a town in S California. 14,376. * * *
Palouse
Pa·louse (pə-lo͞osʹ) n. pl. Palouse or Pa·louses 1. A Sahaptin-speaking Native American people formerly inhabiting an area of southeast Washington and northwest Idaho, with ...
PalouseRiver
Palouse River A river, about 225 km (140 mi) long, rising in northwest Idaho and flowing west and south to the Snake River in southeast Washington. * * *
paloverde
/pal'oh verr"dee, -verrd"/, n. a spiny, desert shrub, Cercidium floridum, of the legume family, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having green bark. [1850-55, Amer.; < AmerSp: ...
palp
/palp/, n. a palpus. * * *
palpability
See palpable. * * *
palpable
—palpability, palpableness, n. —palpably, adv. /pal"peuh beuhl/, adj. 1. readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident: a palpable lie; palpable ...
palpably
See palpability. * * *
palpal
pal·pal (pălʹpəl) adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a palp. * * *
palpate
palpate1 —palpation, n. —palpatory /pal"peuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /pal"payt/, v.t., palpated, palpating. to examine by touch, esp. for the purpose of diagnosing disease ...
palpation
See palpate1. * * *
palpator
See palpation. * * *
palpatory
See palpation. * * *
palpebra
pal·pe·bra (pălʹpə-brə, păl-pēʹ-) n. pl. pal·pe·brae (-brē') also pal·pe·bras An eyelid.   [Latin. See pāl-.   palʹpe·bral (pălʹpə-brəl, păl-pēʹbrəl, ...
palpebral
/pal"peuh breuhl, pal pee"breuhl, -peb"reuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to the eyelids. [1830-40; < LL palpebralis of, on the eyelids, equiv. to L palpebr(a) eyelid (var. of ...
palpebrate
/pal"peuh brayt', pal pee"brit, -peb"rit/, adj. having eyelids. [1855-60; < NL palpebratus, equiv. to L palpebr(a) eyelid + -atus -ATE1] * * *
palpi
/pal"puy/, n. pl. of palpus. * * *
palpitant
/pal"pi teuhnt/, adj. affected or characterized by palpitation. [1835-40; < L palpitant- (s. of palpitans), prp. of palpitare. See PALPITATE, -ANT] * * *
palpitate
—palpitatingly, adv. /pal"pi tayt'/, v., palpitated, palpitating. v.i. 1. to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter: His heart palpitated ...
palpitatingly
See palpitate. * * *
palpitation
/pal'pi tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of palpitating. 2. an unusually or abnormally rapid or violent beating of the heart. [1595-1605; < L palpitation- (s. of palpitatio) a ...
palpus
/pal"peuhs/, n., pl. palpi /-puy/. an appendage attached to an oral part and serving as an organ of sense in insects, crustaceans, etc. See diag. under insect. [1805-15; < NL, ...
palsa
/pahl"seuh/, n., pl. palsen /pahl"seuhn/. Geol. a mound of earth pushed up by or formed near the edge of a glacier, found in alpine and arctic areas. [1940-45; ( < G) < Sw ...
palsgrave
/pawlz"grayv, palz"-/, n. a German count palatine. [1540-50; < early D paltsgrave (now paltsgraaf); c. G Pfalzgraf imperial count. See MARGRAVE, PALATINE1] * * *
palsgravine
/pawlz"greuh veen', palz"-/, n. the wife or widow of a palsgrave. [1825-35; < D paltsgravin. See PALSGRAVE, -INE2] * * *
palsied
/pawl"zeed/, adj. paralyzed; unable to move or control certain muscles. [1960-65; PALSY1 + -ED3] * * *
palstave
/pawl"stayv', pal"-/, n. Archaeol. a bronze celt fitted into a split wooden handle. Also, palstaff /pawl"staf', -stahf', pal"-/. [1850-55; < Dan pålstav, special use of ON ...
palsy
palsy1 —palsylike, adj. /pawl"zee/, n., pl. palsies, v., palsied, palsying. n. 1. any of a variety of atonal muscular conditions characterized by tremors of the body parts, as ...
palsy-walsy
/pal"zee wal"zee/, adj. Slang. friendly or appearing to be friendly in a very intimate or hearty way: The police kept their eye on him because he was trying to get palsy-walsy ...
Palta
▪ people       Ecuadorian Indian ethnolinguistic group that lived in the Andean highlands at the time of the Spanish conquest (16th century). Although the Ecuadorian ...
palter
—palterer, n. /pawl"teuhr/, v.i. 1. to talk or act insincerely or deceitfully; lie or use trickery. 2. to bargain with; haggle. 3. to act carelessly; trifle. [1530-40 in sense ...
palterer
See palter. * * *
paltrily
See paltry. * * *
paltriness
See paltrily. * * *
Paltrow
(1972– ) a US actor who won an Oscar for her performance in Shakespeare in Love (1998). Her other films include Se7en (1995), Sliding Doors (1998) and Sylvia (2003). Her ...
Paltrow, Bruce
▪ 2003       American producer and director (b. Nov. 26, 1943, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. Oct. 3, 2002, Rome, Italy), earned critical acclaim as the genius behind the 1980s hit ...
paltry
—paltrily, adv. —paltriness, n. /pawl"tree/, adj., paltrier, paltriest. 1. ridiculously or insultingly small: a paltry sum. 2. utterly worthless. 3. mean or contemptible: a ...
Palu
▪ Indonesia       city, capital of Sulawesi Tengah (Central Celebes) provinsi (province), west-central Celebes, Indonesia. It is located at the mouth of a small estuary ...
paludal
/peuh loohd"l, pal"yeuh dl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to marshes. 2. produced by marshes, as miasma or disease. [1810-20; < L palud- (s. of palus) swamp, marsh + -AL1] * * *
paludamentum
/peuh looh'deuh men"teuhm/, n., pl. paludamenta /-teuh/. a cloak worn by officials and military officers of ancient Rome, esp. during wartime. Also, paludament /peuh looh"deuh ...
Paludan, Jacob
▪ Danish author born February 7, 1896, Copenhagen died September 26, 1975, Birkerød, near Copenhagen       Danish novelist and conservative critic whose work expressed ...
Paludan-Müller, Frederik
▪ Danish poet born February 7, 1809, Kerteminde, on the Island of Fyn, Denmark died December 28, 1876, Copenhagen  Danish poet who achieved early acclaim in the Danish ...
paludism
/pal"yeuh diz'euhm/, n. Pathol. malaria. [1885-90; < L palud- (s. of palus) swamp, marsh + -ISM] * * *
paly
/pay"lee/, adj. Archaic. pale. [1550-60; PALE1 + -Y1] * * *
palygorskite
▪ mineral       a fibrous magnesium aluminum silicate. The structure of palygorskite contains extended silicon-oxygen sheets, justifying the retention of the mineral in ...
palynologic
See palynological. * * *
palynological
See palynology. * * *
palynologically
See palynological. * * *
palynologist
See palynological. * * *
palynology
—palynological /pal'euh nl oj"i keuhl/, adj. —palynologically, adv. —palynologist, n. /pal'euh nol"euh jee/, n. the study of live and fossil spores, pollen grains, and ...
Pal{™}
n [U] a British make of food for dogs. A famous advertisement claimed that Pal ‘prolongs active life’. * * *
pam
/pam/, n. Cards. 1. the jack of clubs, esp. in a form of loo in which it is the best trump. 2. a game in which this card is trump. [1675-85; short for F pamphile, special use of ...
Pam
/pam/, n. a female given name, form of Pamela. * * *
PAM
1. Aerospace. payload assist module. 2. Telecommunications. pulse-amplitude modulation. * * *
pam.
pamphlet. * * *
Pama-Nyungan
/pah"meuh nyoong"geuhn/, n. a family of Australian aboriginal languages, the most widespread within the Australian group of languages. * * *
Pamela
/pam"euh leuh/, n. a female given name. /pam"euh leuh/, n. (or Virtue Rewarded) an epistolary novel (1740) by Samuel Richardson. * * *
Pamela Harriman
➡ Harriman (II) * * *


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