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  • n. A palm tree native to Australia, Vanuatu, and Malaysia, with large, pleated, fan-like, almost circular leaves

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of palms of the tribe Corypheœ, distinguished by the terminal style, valvate corolla, and slightly coherent three-angled carpels. There are about 36 species, natives of tropical and eastern Asia, New Guinea, and northern Australia.


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