Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The commercial name for the seeds of the West African oil-palm, Elæis Guineensis, after the pulpy matter which contains the palm-oil has been removed.

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Examples

  • At Abeokuta in Yoruba a man will send a symbolical letter in the shape of cowries, palm-nuts and other kernels strung on rice — straw, and sharp wits readily interpret the meaning.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Each one of the 256 odu has its specific divination signature, which is determined through a procedure held by the babalawo using sacred palm-nuts and a divination chain.

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  • That intercourse is always said to have been cut off by some human error; for example, the Fernando Po people say that once upon a time there was no trouble or serious disturbance upon earth because there was a ladder, made like the one you get palm-nuts with, “only long, long;” and this ladder reached from earth to heaven so the gods could go up and down it and attend personally to mundane affairs.

    Travels in West Africa

  • It is made black by passing it through the smoke of burning palm-nuts.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge

  • Elephants live on grass, hay, palm-nuts and things that grow.

    Nero, the Circus Lion His Many Adventures

  • The stomach of the one I shot contained big palm-nuts; they had been swallowed without enough mastication to break the kernel, the outer pulp being what the tapir prized.

    V. Up the River of Tapirs

  • The smoke of the palm-nuts is a chemical agent that converts the juice into the crude rubber of commerce.

    Commercial Geography A Book for High Schools, Commercial Courses, and Business Colleges

  • The big bags carried by the former contain almost exclusively palm-nuts for the dye houses of Aleppo, and cotton.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 10 Prince Otto Von Bismarck, Count Helmuth Von Moltke, Ferdinand Lassalle

  • That intercourse is always said to have been cut off by some human error; for example, the Fernando Po people say that once upon a time there was no trouble or serious disturbance upon earth because there was a ladder, made like the one you get palm-nuts with, "only long, long;" and this ladder reached from earth to heaven so the gods could go up and down it and attend personally to mundane affairs.

    Travels in West Africa

  • He feeds in a general way upon palm-nuts, bananas, mangoes, and guavas, but he is by no means averse, if opportunity offers, to the Indian corn of the industrious native.

    Science in Arcady

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