Talipot-palm definition

tălə-pŏt
A large fan-leaved palm tree (Corypha umbraculifera) of South Asia that lives up to 80 years and flowers only once, producing a huge inflorescence and dying shortly after the fruits mature.
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A tall palm tree, Corypha umbraculifera, from Sri Lanka and southern India, having very large leaves and flowers.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
talipot-palm
Plural:
talipot-palms

Origin of talipot-palm

  • Ultimately from Sanskrit tālapattram palm leaf used for writing tālaḥ palmyra palm (Borassus flabellifer) toddy pattram leaf pet- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition