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  • n. Common name for a tree of the family Arecaceae usually characterised by having a single stem or trunk, directly from which sprout several leaves or fronds giving a shape like an outstretched hand.

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

  • n. any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves


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