What does the word palmy mean?

Usage examples for palmy

  1. It was impossible to look upon such a picture without beholding in it the realisation of those solemn and affecting passages of Holy Writ which speak to us of the ephemeral nature of all earthly pleasures and of the mournful insignificance of human life, even in its most palmy state, when its views and actions, its hopes and desires, are confined to this sublunary sphere: " Whence then cometh any wisdom, and where is the place of understanding?" – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  2. This portage was an important point in the palmy days of the fur trade. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various