dead or dying palm fronds gathered down the stem of a palm. which may be removed for aesthetic or safety reasons.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
skirt (noun)
1.
a) (1) a free-hanging part of an outer garment or undergarment extending from the waist down
(2) a separate free-hanging outer garment or undergarment usually worn by women and girls covering some or all of the body from the waist down
b) either of two usually leather flaps on a saddle covering the bars on which the stirrups are hung
c) a cloth facing that hangs from the bottom edge or across the front of a piece of furniture
d) the lower branches of a tree when near the ground
2.
a) the rim, periphery, or environs of an area
b) outlying parts (as of a town or city)
3.
a part or attachment serving as a rim, border, or edging
4.
slang a girl or woman
skirt (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to form or run along the border or edge of - border
2.
a) to provide a skirt for
b) to furnish a border or shield for
3.
a) to go or pass around or about , specifically to go around or keep away from in order to avoid danger or discovery
b) to avoid especially because of difficulty or fear of controversy - skirted the issue
intransitive verb
c) to evade or miss by a narrow margin - having skirted disaster Edith Wharton to be, lie, or move along an edge or border
skirt (Wikipedia)
A skirt
The Evolution of the Skirt, Harry Julius, 1916

A skirt is the lower part of a dress or gown, covering the person from the waist downwards, or a separate outer garment serving this purpose.

The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer's personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.

In modern times skirts are typically worn by women with some exceptions such as the izaar which is worn by Muslim cultures and the kilt which is a traditional men's garment in Scotland and Ireland and sometimes England. Fashion designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Kenzo and Marc Jacobs have shown men's skirts. Transgressing social codes, Gaultier frequently introduces the skirt into his men's wear collections as a means of injecting novelty into male attire, most famously the sarong seen on David Beckham.

At its simplest, a skirt can be a draped garment made out of a single piece of fabric (such as pareos), but most skirts are fitted to the body at the waist or hips and fuller below, with the fullness introduced by means of darts, gores, pleats, or panels. Modern skirts are usually made of light to mid-weight fabrics, such as denim, jersey, worsted, or poplin. Skirts of thin or clingy fabrics are often worn with slips to make the material of the skirt drape better and for modesty.

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