feather palm


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feather palm

n.
A palm having pinnately compound, featherlike leaves.

feather palm

n
(Plants) any of various palm trees, such as the wax palm and date palm, that have pinnate or feather-like leaves. Compare fan palm
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Noun1.feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leavesfeather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Acrocomia vinifera, coyol, coyol palm - tropical American palm having edible nuts and yielding a useful fiber
Acrocomia aculeata, gri-gri, grugru, grugru palm, macamba - tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts
areca - any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts
Attalea funifera, bahia coquilla, Bahia piassava, piassava palm, pissaba palm - Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes
Ceroxylon alpinum, Ceroxylon andicola, wax palm - palm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candles
oil palm - pinnate-leaved palms of the genus Elaeis having dense clusters of crowded flowers and bright red fruit and yielding high quality palm oils
babassu, babassu palm, coco de macao, Orbignya martiana, Orbignya phalerata, Orbignya spesiosa - tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
cohune, cohune palm, Orbignya cohune - tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
date palm, Phoenix dactylifera - tall tropical feather palm tree native to Syria bearing sweet edible fruit
ivory palm, ivory plant, ivory-nut palm, Phytelephas macrocarpa - a stemless palm tree of Brazil and Peru bearing ivory nuts
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If you live in one of Southern California's mild coastal zones (23 or 24) and you'd rather have a feather palm, Senegal date palm (Phoenix reclinata) may be for you.
Though this is a feather palm, its fishtail-shaped fronds put it in a class by itself.
Feather palms support clothesline waving other choices.