from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A palm which yields toddy; specifically, the jaggery-palm, Coryota urens, and the wild date-palm, Phænix sylvestris, also the palmyra and cocoanut-palms.


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  • Actually I hated the stuff, a hellishly fiery rice mash fermented with toddy-palm sap, but 1 guessed it was better not to refuse.

    The Gates of Noon

  • The famous "palm-wine" is merely the sap of the toddy-palm, collected much as is the sap from the maple-sugar groves of America, although the palm-juice is generally, if not always, obtained from the upper part of the trunk.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

  • He had previously been making some inquiries about so-called "Palm-wine," which is merely the fermented juice of the toddy-palm.

    The Days Before Yesterday

  • _ The Date or toddy-palm and fan-palm are very abundant and tall: each had a pot hung under the crown.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • A low vegetation covers them, chiefly made up of a dwarf - palm (_Phoenix paludosa_) and small mangroves, with a few scattered trees on the higher bank that runs along the water's edge, consisting of fan-palm, toddy-palm, and _Terminalia.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • But when she looked through Ronny’s fieldglasses, she found it wasn’t a snake, but the withered and twisted stump of a toddy-palm.

    A Passage To India


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