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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An East Indian palm (Caryota urens) having leaves pinnate with wedge-shaped divisions, the petiole very stout. It is the principal source of jaggery, and is often cultivated for ornament.

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

  • n. fishtail palm of India to Malay Peninsula; sap yields a brown sugar (jaggery) and trunk pith yields sago


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