talipot palm

talipot

[tal-uh-pot]
noun
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:
1675–85; < Malay talipatSanskrit tālapattra, equivalent to tāla fan palm + pattra leaf

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talipot or talipot palm (ˈtælɪˌpɒt)
 
n
a palm tree, Corypha umbraculifera, of the East Indies, having large leaves that are used for fans, thatching houses, etc
 
[C17: from Bengali: palm leaf, from Sanskrit tālī fan palm + pattra leaf]
 
talipot palm or talipot palm
 
n
 
[C17: from Bengali: palm leaf, from Sanskrit tālī fan palm + pattra leaf]

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