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Toddy palm

noun
1.
Fishtail palm of India to Malay Peninsula; sap yields a brown sugar (jaggery) and trunk pith yields sago.  Synonyms: Caryota urens, jaggery palm, kittul, kitul, kitul tree, wine palm.
2.
Tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving.  Synonyms: Borassus flabellifer, longar palm, lontar, palmyra, palmyra palm, wine palm.






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"Toddy palm" Quotes from Famous Books



... in February and March. I have, however, only found one nest, a rather loose structure of twigs and a few thick branches with rather a deep depression in the centre. It was placed on the very crown of a high toddy palm (Borassus flabelliformis) and was unlined save for a wad of human hair, on which the eggs, two in number, lay; these I found hard-set (on the 13th March); in colour they were a pale greenish blue, boldly blotched, spotted, and ...
— The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 • Allan O. Hume



Words linked to "Toddy palm" :   genus Borassus, bassine, fan palm, Borassus, sago palm



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