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Fan palm   /fæn pɑm/   Listen
Fan palm

noun
1.
Palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves.



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"Fan palm" Quotes from Famous Books



... the largest leaf in the world is that of the Fan Palm or Talipot tree in Ceylon. "The branch of the tree," observes the author of Sylvan Sketches, "is not remarkably large, but it bears a leaf large enough to cover twenty men. It will fold into a fan and is then no ...
— Flowers and Flower-Gardens • David Lester Richardson

... could not, however, bring himself to admire Gondebiza, though the Monsieur Worth of Fanland had done his utmost for her. Still, she must have looked really engaging in a thin pattern of tattoo, a gauze work of oil and camwood, a dwarf pigeon tail of fan palm for an apron, and copper bracelets and anklets. The much talked of gorilla Burton found to be a less formidable creature than previous travellers had reported. "The gorilla," he, says, in his matter-of-fact way, "is a poor ...
— The Life of Sir Richard Burton • Thomas Wright

... palm, as we are in the habit of calling it, and the Washingtonia robusta, or California fan palm, are seen in alternate arrangement, double rows on either side ...
— Palaces and Courts of the Exposition • Juliet James



Words linked to "Fan palm" :   caranda, carnauba palm, thatch palm, Copernicia prunifera, latanier palm, palm tree, toddy palm, caranday, thatch tree, palmetto, Corypha utan, carnauba, talipot, latanier, Copernicia cerifera, palmyra palm, Thrinax microcarpa, palmyra, Thrinax keyensis, caranda palm, key palm, broom palm, Copernicia australis, Serenoa repens, Copernicia alba, talipot palm, gebang palm, Corypha gebanga, saw palmetto, silver thatch, longar palm, wax palm, Thrinax parviflora, Borassus flabellifer, palm, miniature fan palm, wine palm, Thrinax morrisii, lontar, scrub palmetto, Corypha umbraculifera, silvertop palmetto



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