Traveler's tree
Traveler Trav"el*er, n. [Written also traveler.] 1. One who travels; one who has traveled much. [1913 Webster]

2. A commercial agent who travels for the purpose of receiving orders for merchants, making collections, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mach.) A traveling crane. See under {Crane}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Spinning) The metal loop which travels around the ring surrounding the bobbin, in a ring spinner. [1913 Webster]

5. (Naut.) An iron encircling a rope, bar, spar, or the like, and sliding thereon. [1913 Webster]

{Traveler's joy} (Bot.), the {Clematis vitalba}, a climbing plant with white flowers.

{Traveler's tree}. (Bot.) See {Ravenala}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • traveler's tree — Ravenala Rav e*na la (r[a^]v [ e]*n[aum] l[.a]), n. [Malagasy.] (Bot.) A genus of plants related to the banana. [1913 Webster] Note: {Ravenala Madagascariensis}, the principal species, is an unbranched tree with immense oarlike leaves growing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traveler's-tree — | ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun (plural traveler s trees) : a tree (Ravenala madagascariensis) of Madagascar having distichous leaves whose petioles contain large quantities of clear watery sap and yield a refreshing drink * * * /trav euh leuhrz tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • traveler's tree — noun giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers • Syn: ↑traveller s tree, ↑ravenala, ↑Ravenala madagascariensis • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • traveler's-tree — /trav euh leuhrz tree , trav leuhrz /, n. a bananalike tree, Ravenala madagascariensis, of Madagascar, having large leaves, the petioles of which contain a clear, watery sap. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • traveler's tree — ▪ plant  (species Ravenala madagascariensis), plant of the family Strelitziaceae, so named because the water it accumulates in its leaf bases has been used in emergencies for drinking. This, the only Ravenala species, is native in Madagascar and… …   Universalium

  • Traveler's joy — Traveler Trav el*er, n. [Written also traveler.] 1. One who travels; one who has traveled much. [1913 Webster] 2. A commercial agent who travels for the purpose of receiving orders for merchants, making collections, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traveler's palm — noun : traveler s tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Traveler's diarrhea — Montezuma s revenge redirects here. For other uses, see Montezuma s revenge (disambiguation). Traveler s diarrhea Classification and external resources ICD 9 009.2 Traveler s diarrhea (TD), is the most common illness affecting travelers …   Wikipedia

  • traveller's tree — noun giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers • Syn: ↑traveler s tree, ↑ravenala, ↑Ravenala madagascariensis • Hypernyms: ↑woody …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tree — /tree/, n. Sir Herbert Beerbohm /bear bohm/, (Herbert Beerbohm), 1853 1917, English actor and theater manager; brother of Max Beerbohm. * * * I Woody perennial plant. Most trees have a single self supporting trunk containing woody tissues, and in …   Universalium

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