from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tall fan palm (Borassus flabellifer) of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; the palmyra; -- its leaves are used for thatching and weaving.
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- n. tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving
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The dominant savanna tree is lontar palm Borassus flabellifer, which occurs individually or in scattered stands.
She put the lontar back into the cabinet and pulled aside part of the batik sheet curtaining the shelving.
The material universally used for writing on is the prepared leaf of the lontar palm.
Her ears were adorned with _soubangs_ made with the young leaves of the _lontar_.
A heavy shower in the afternoon gave us the opportunity of seeing the natives use their primitive umbrella, a single leaf of lontar palm, which forms an excellent shelter.
Toddy is likewise procured from the lontar or Borassus flabellifer, the tala of the Hindus.
Gedong Kirtya (Kirtya House) is a museum housing ancient Dutch manuscripts on ancient Balinese practices, including lontar usadha (traditional medicine) and ilmu leak (black magic).
_lontar_ or _palmyra_ palm -- _Borassus flabelliformis_.