a yellow butterlike oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm and used as an edible fat and for making soap, candles, etc.
oil obtained from various species of palm.
a yellow butter-like oil obtained from the fruit of the oil palm, used as an edible fat and in soap
Money used for bribery and graft
[1627+; because it is used to grease one’s palm]
- Palm-oil chop
noun 1. a W African dish made with meat and palm oil
- Palmoplantar keratoderma
palmoplantar keratoderma pal·mo·plan·tar keratoderma (pāl’mō-plān’tər, -tär’, päl’mō-, pä’mō-) n. An inherited disorder in which diffuse or patchy areas of hypertrophy occur symmetrically and bilaterally on the horny layer of the epidermis on the palms and soles.
- Palm pilot
noun a trademark for a handheld digital organizer or personal digital assistant Examples The Palm Pilot comes in many different models.
- Palm reader
noun a person who tells fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand Examples She is less afraid of going to a palm reader than visiting a psychic. Word Origin 1898