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oil palm

noun
1.
an African feather palm, Elaeis guineensis, the fruits of which yield palm oil.
Origin of oil palm
1715-1725
1715-25
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Examples from the web for oil palm
  • The authors recommend oranges, oil palm and cashew as possible alternatives.
  • The island's lowland forests are being cut down for timber and to make way for lucrative plantations such as oil palm.
  • Now, rubber and oil palm plantations have replaced the rain forest in many areas around the town.
  • oil palm yield potential is reduced when trees are exposed to stressful conditions.
  • oil palm production potential is reduced when trees are exposed to stressful conditions.
  • oil palm raising also requires heavy chemical inputs.
British Dictionary definitions for oil palm

oil palm

noun
1.
a tropical African palm tree, Elaeis guineensis, the fruits of which yield palm oil
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