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Borassus   Listen
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Borassus  n.  A genus of palm trees including the palmyra (Borassus flabellifer, formerly Borassus flabelliformis).
Synonyms: genus Borassus.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Borassus" Quotes from Famous Books



... 68. BORASSUS FLABELLIFORMIS.—The Palmyra palm. The parts of this tree are applied to such a multitude of purposes that a poem in the Tamil language, although enumerating eight hundred uses, does not exhaust the catalogue. In old trees the wood becomes hard and ...
— Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture • William Saunders



Words linked to "Borassus" :   Palmaceae, Arecaceae, Palmae, longar palm, genus Borassus, palm family, lontar, monocot genus, family Palmaceae



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