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Sep 29 2019 20

Palmy is an adjective that means prosperous or flourishing.

Palm trees may seem like an unlikely origin for word that means ‘prosperous or flourishing,’ but it would help to know that our word of the day began life because the branch of a palm tree in 14th Century England had traditionally been used as a symbol of triumph.

After years of struggle, my uncle found the palmy days he’d always been seeking. It’s wonderful to seem him finally achieve success.