from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An aberrant genus of palms, type of the tribe Phytelephantinæ, and from its singularity long separated as an order Phytelephanteæ (Martius, 1835).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of South American palm trees, the seeds of which furnish the substance called vegetable ivory.

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

  • noun small genus of South American feather palms


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