from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of feather-palms belonging to the tribe Areceæ, formerly including a number of the finest palms of that tribe which have latterly been referred to various other genera, as Areca, Hydriastele, Nengella, Hedyscepe, Rhopalostylis, Clinostigma, and Howea.
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The kentia is a good example as we should more properly refer to this elegant palm as a howea.
She sat on a chair in the lobby, under a kentia palm, and opened the little cellophane-windowed envelope.
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The most popular and easiest-to-grow palms are the following: _Cocos Weddelliana_, date palm, kentia, and the arcea. "