Talipot Tal"i*pot, n. [Hind. t[=a]lp[=a]t the leaf of the tree.] (Bot.) A beautiful tropical palm tree ({Corypha umbraculifera}), a native of Ceylon and the Malabar coast. It has a trunk sixty or seventy feet high, bearing a crown of gigantic fan-shaped leaves which are used as umbrellas and as fans in ceremonial processions, and, when cut into strips, as a substitute for writing paper. [1913 Webster]

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  • talipot — ● talipot nom masculin (du sanskrit) Palmier d Asie tropicale aux multiples usages (sucre, amidon, fibres, etc.). [Genre Corypha.] tallipot ou talipot [talipo] n. m. ÉTYM. 1683 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • talipot — [tal′i pät΄] n. [Beng tālipāt, palm leaf < Sans tālī, fan palm + pattra, leaf: for IE bases see TAILOR & FEATHER] a fan palm (Corypha umbraculifera) of the East Indies, with gigantic leaves used for fans, umbrellas, etc., and seeds used for… …   English World dictionary

  • talipot — {{#}}{{LM T45205}}{{〓}} {{[}}talipot{{]}} ‹ta·li·pot› {{◆}}(pl. talipots){{◇}} {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Palmera que tiene las hojas con pequeños dientes a lo largo de los márgenes: • El talipot tarda en florecer de cuarenta a setenta años y después de… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • Talipot — Tallipot Tallipot …   Wikipédia en Français

  • talipot — /tal euh pot /, n. a tall palm, Corypha umbraculifera, of southern India and Ceylon, having large fronds used for making fans and umbrellas, for covering houses, and in place of writing paper: also grown as an ornamental. Also called talipot palm …   Universalium

  • talipot — noun A tall palm tree, Corypha umbraculifera, from Sri Lanka and southern India, having very large leaves and flowers Syn: talipot palm …   Wiktionary

  • talipot — talipât ou talipot (entrée créée par le supplément) (ta li pât ou ta li pot ) s. m. Nom d un palmier de l Inde dont les feuilles dites olles (voy. olle au Supplément) servent à écrire …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • talipot — [ talɪpɒt] noun a tall Indian palm with very large fan shaped leaves. [Corypha umbraculifera.] Origin C17: from Malayalam tālipat, from Sanskrit tālīpatra, from tālī palm + patra leaf …   English new terms dictionary

  • talipot — tal·i·pot …   English syllables

  • talipot — tal•i•pot [[t]ˈtæl əˌpɒt[/t]] n. pln a tall palm with large fronds, Corypha umbraculifera, of S India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines • Etymology: 1675–85; < Malay talipat « Skt tālapattra=tāla fan palm +pattra leaf …   From formal English to slang

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