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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of South American palm trees, the seeds of which furnish the substance called vegetable ivory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An aberrant genus of palms, type of the tribe Phytelephantin√¶, and from its singularity long separated as an order Phytelephante√¶ (Martius, 1835).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small genus of South American feather palms

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