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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of large palms, natives of India and the Malay archipelago, with bipinnate leaves and wedge-shaped leaflets, strongly toothed at the extremity.

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  • n. fishtail palms

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  • Research on raw materials has taken two broad avenues: first, research aimed at increasing the efficiency of producing fermentable hexoses from lignocellulose, the most ubiquitous and cheapest raw material; and second, identifying new plant sources that could be used for their sugar content, such as high-yielding varieties of palm (nipa, caryota), grasses, and fruits.

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