Meaning of DATE in English

n. 1 a dark oval single-stoned fruit. 2 (in full date-palm) the tall tree Phoenix dactylifera, native to W. Asia and n. Africa, bearing this fruit.

[ ME f. OF f. L dactylus f. Gk daktulos finger, from the shape of its leaf ]

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