kentia palm

a palm, Howea forsterana, of Lord Howe Island, Australia, having erect leaves, widely cultivated as an ornamental.
Also called sentry palm.

1905–10; < Neo-Latin Kentia an earlier genus name, after William Kent (died circa 1828), British plant collector; see -ia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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