palm tree

DEFINITIONS OF: palm tree

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n any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves

Synonyms:
palm
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sago palm
any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago
feather palm
palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
fan palm
palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
calamus
any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes
fishtail palm
attractive East Indian palm having distinctive bipinnate foliage
Cocos nucifera, coco, coco palm, cocoa palm, coconut, coconut palm, coconut tree
tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
corozo, corozo palm
any of several tropical American palms bearing corozo nuts
Euterpe oleracea, cabbage palm
Brazilian palm of genus Euterpe whose leaf buds are eaten like cabbage when young
Livistona australis, cabbage palm, cabbage tree
Australian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
Nipa fruticans, nipa palm
any creeping semiaquatic feather palm of the genus Nipa found in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries; its sap is used for a liquor; leaves are used for thatch; fruit has edible seeds
Raffia farinifera, Raffia ruffia, raffia palm
a large feather palm of Africa and Madagascar having very long pinnatisect fronds yielding a strong commercially important fiber from its leafstalks
lady palm
any of several small palms of the genus Rhapis; cultivated as houseplants
Roystonea regia, royal palm
tall feather palm of southern Florida and Cuba
Roystonea oleracea, cabbage palm
West Indian palm with leaf buds that are edible when young
palmetto
any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves
Acrocomia vinifera, coyol, coyol palm
tropical American palm having edible nuts and yielding a useful fiber
Acrocomia aculeata, gri-gri, grugru, grugru palm, macamba
tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts
areca
any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts
Arenga pinnata, gomuti, gomuti palm, sugar palm
Malaysian feather palm with base densely clothed with fibers; yields a sweet sap used in wine and trunk pith yields sago
Attalea funifera, Bahia piassava, bahia coquilla, piassava palm, pissaba palm
Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes
Borassus flabellifer, longar palm, lontar, palmyra, palmyra palm, toddy palm, wine palm
tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving
Calamus rotang, rattan, rattan palm
climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes
Calamus australis, lawyer cane
tall scrambling spiny palm of northeastern Queensland, Australia
Caryota urens, jaggery palm, kittul, kitul, kitul tree, toddy palm, wine palm
fishtail palm of India to Malay Peninsula; sap yields a brown sugar (jaggery) and trunk pith yields sago
Ceroxylon alpinum, Ceroxylon andicola, wax palm
palm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candles
Copernicia cerifera, Copernicia prunifera, carnauba, carnauba palm, wax palm
Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax
Copernicia alba, Copernicia australis, caranda, caranda palm, caranday, wax palm
South American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax
Corypha gebanga, Corypha utan, gebang palm
large-leaved palm of Malay to Philippines and northern Australia; leaves used for thatching or plaiting into containers
latanier, latanier palm
fan palms of the southern United States and the Caribbean region
Corypha umbraculifera, talipot, talipot palm
tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper
oil palm
pinnate-leaved palms of the genus Elaeis having dense clusters of crowded flowers and bright red fruit and yielding high quality palm oils
Metroxylon sagu, true sago palm
Malaysian palm whose pithy trunk yields sago--a starch used as a food thickener and fabric stiffener; Malaya to Fiji
Orbignya martiana, Orbignya phalerata, Orbignya spesiosa, babassu, babassu palm, coco de macao
tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
Orbignya cohune, cohune, cohune palm
tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
Phoenix dactylifera, date palm
tall tropical feather palm tree native to Syria bearing sweet edible fruit
Phytelephas macrocarpa, ivory palm, ivory plant, ivory-nut palm
a stemless palm tree of Brazil and Peru bearing ivory nuts
Raffia taedigera, jupati, jupati palm, jupaty
a tall Brazilian feather palm with a terminal crown of very large leathery pinnatisect leaves rising from long strong stems used for structural purposes
Raffia vinifera, bamboo palm
a palm of the genus Raffia
Rhapis excelsa, bamboo palm, fern rhapis, miniature fan palm
small graceful palm with reedlike stems and leaf bases clothed with loose coarse fibers
Rhapis humilis, reed rhapis, slender lady palm
Chinese lady palm with more slender stems and finer sheath fibers than Rhapis excelsa
Serenoa repens, saw palmetto, scrub palmetto
small hardy clump-forming spiny palm of southern United States
Thrinax parviflora, broom palm, silver thatch, thatch palm, thatch tree
small palm of southern Florida and West Indies closely resembling the silvertop palmetto
Thrinax keyensis, Thrinax microcarpa, Thrinax morrisii, key palm, silver thatch, silvertop palmetto
small stocky fan palm of southern Florida and Cuba
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a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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