palm tree

Definitions of palm tree
  1. noun
    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
    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
    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
    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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