oil palm
noun Date: 1858 an African pinnate-leaved palm (Elaeis guineensis) cultivated for its clustered fruit whose flesh and seeds yield oil

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  • Oil palm — African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Oil palm — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oil palm — n. a tropical African palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) whose seeds yield palm oil …   English World dictionary

  • oil palm — noun pinnate leaved palms of the genus Elaeis having dense clusters of crowded flowers and bright red fruit and yielding high quality palm oils • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Hyponyms: ↑African oil palm, ↑Elaeis guineensis, ↑American oil palm,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil palm — an African feather palm, Elaeis guineensis, the fruits of which yield palm oil. [1715 25] * * * ▪ tree (Elaeis guineensis)        African tree cultivated as a source of oil in West and Central Africa, where it originated, and in Malaysia and… …   Universalium

  • oil palm — gvinėjinė alyvpalmė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos aliejinis, vaistinis augalas (Elaeis guineensis), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Elaeis guineensis; Elaeis melanococca angl. African oil palm; oil palm vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • oil palm — alyvpalmė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių (Arecaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Elaeis). atitikmenys: lot. Elaeis angl. oil palm vok. Ölpalme rus. масличная пальма lenk. olejowiec ryšiai: susijęs terminas – tikroji alyvpalmė susijęs… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • oil palm — n. tropical West African palm tree bearing fruit and seeds from which palm oil is extracted …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oil palm — noun a tropical West African palm which is the chief source of palm oil. [Elaeis guineensis: several cultivars.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • oil palm — /ˈɔɪl pam/ (say oyl pahm) noun an African palm, Elaeis guineensis, widely cultivated for its fruits which yield palm oil …   Australian English dictionary

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