lontar
lontar lontar n. A tall fan palm ({Borassus flabellifer}) of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; the {palmyra}; -- its leaves are used for thatching and weaving.

Syn: palmyra, palmyra palm, toddy palm, wine palm, longar palm, {Borassus flabellifer}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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