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talipot

[tal-uh-pot] /ˈtæl əˌpɒt/
noun
1.
a tall palm, Corypha umbraculifera, of southern India and Ceylon, having large fronds used for making fans and umbrellas, for covering houses, and in place of writing paper: also grown as an ornamental.
Also called talipot palm.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Malay talipatSanskrit tālapattra, equivalent to tāla fan palm + pattra leaf
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British Dictionary definitions for talipot palm

talipot

/ˈtælɪˌpɒt/
noun
1.
a palm tree, Corypha umbraculifera, of the East Indies, having large leaves that are used for fans, thatching houses, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Bengali: palm leaf, from Sanskrit tālī fan palm + pattra leaf
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