from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of South American palm trees, the seeds of which furnish the substance called vegetable ivory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An aberrant genus of palms, type of the tribe Phytelephantinæ, and from its singularity long separated as an order Phytelephanteæ (Martius, 1835).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small genus of South American feather palms
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