Definitions

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  • noun 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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Examples

  • Are like the withered trunk-tops of palmyra palm trees;

    Text of Letter to a Friend

  • Boni: ong Chonyi: mnazi, nazi (fruit) Digo: dzova, mvumo, ngolokolo (fruit), Duruma: mugumo English: borassus palm, African fan palm, palmyra palm, deleb palm Giriama: mugumo

    Chapter 7

  • They will draw _tari_ or palm-juice only from the _sindi_ palm (_Phoenix sylvestris_) and not from the palmyra palm (_Borassics flabelliformis_).

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India—Volume I (of IV)

  • In fact, there is no more seducing and delicious drink in all India than the sap of the palmyra palm; but it is also very intoxicating, and is used too freely by the natives of the country where this splendid tree flourishes.

    The Plant Hunters Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

  • Once exclusively the byproduct of the palmyra palm, today palm sugar has become a generic term for the cooked sap of coconut, date and other trees.

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  • Once exclusively the byproduct of the palmyra palm, today palm sugar has become a generic term for the cooked sap of coconut, date and other trees.

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  • Once exclusively the byproduct of the palmyra palm, today palm sugar has become a generic term for the cooked sap of coconut, date and other trees.

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