Fan palm
Fan palm Fan" palm` (Bot.) Any palm tree having fan-shaped or radiate leaves; as the {Cham[ae]rops humilis} of Southern Europe; the species of {Sabal} and {Thrinax} in the West Indies, Florida, etc.; and especially the great talipot tree ({Corypha umbraculifera}) of Ceylon and Malaya. The leaves of the latter are often eighteen feet long and fourteen wide, and are used for umbrellas, tents, and roofs. When cut up, they are used for books and manuscripts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fan palm — as a descriptive term can refer to any of several different kinds of palms in various genera with leaves that are palmately (rather than pinnately) compound. Among these genera are:* Borassus * Licuala * Rhapis * Rhapidophyllum * Sabal *… …   Wikipedia

  • fan palm — n. any palm tree with broad, fan shaped leaves: see FEATHER PALM …   English World dictionary

  • fan palm — noun palm having palmate or fan shaped leaves • Hypernyms: ↑palm, ↑palm tree • Hyponyms: ↑palmetto, ↑palmyra, ↑palmyra palm, ↑toddy palm, ↑wine palm, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fan palm — 1. a palm having fan shaped leaves, as the talipot. 2. See Chinese fan palm. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fan-palm — livistona statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių (Arecaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Livistona). atitikmenys: lot. Livistona angl. fan palm vok. Livistonie rus. ливистона lenk. liwistona …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • fan palm — /ˈfæn pam/ (say fan pahm) noun any palm with fan shaped leaves, as the talipot and numerous others …   Australian English dictionary

  • fan palm — noun a palm with large lobed fan shaped leaves. [Chamaerops and other genera: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • fan palm —   Loulu, loulu hiwa, loulu lelo, noulu.    ♦ Loulu nut, hāwane, wāhane.    ♦ Young loulu leaves, pa aoloulu …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Fan Palm Reserve — is an 8.2 ha nature reserve in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is located in the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site, 20 km north of Daintree and 40 km north of Mossman. It is owned and managed by Bush Heritage Australia (BHA), by… …   Wikipedia

  • European fan-palm — žemoji nykštukpalmė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Chamaerops humilis angl. African hair palm; dwarf fan palm; European fan palm; European Mediterranean palm; hemp palm vok. niedrige Zwergpalme; Schirmpalme; Zwergpalme rus.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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