phytelephas

Phytelephas

Phy*tel"e*phas\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a plant + ? the elephant; also, ivory.] (Bot.) A genus of South American palm trees, the seeds of which furnish the substance called vegetable ivory.
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