from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tall palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) native to tropical Africa, having nutlike fruits that yield a commercially valuable oil.
  • noun Any of several palms that yield oil.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A palm, Elæis Guineensis, the fruit-pulp of which yields palm-oil. See Elæis, palmnut-oil, and palm-oil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Elaeis guineensis, the principal source of palm oil.
  • noun Any species of palm which can usefully produce palm oil.

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

  • noun pinnate-leaved palms of the genus Elaeis having dense clusters of crowded flowers and bright red fruit and yielding high quality palm oils


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