ivory palm


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ivory palm

n
(Plants) a low-growing South American palm tree, Phytelephas macrocarpa, that yields the ivory nut
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Noun1.ivory palm - a stemless palm tree of Brazil and Peru bearing ivory nutsivory palm - a stemless palm tree of Brazil and Peru bearing ivory nuts
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
genus Phytelephas, phytelephas - small genus of South American feather palms
apple nut, ivory nut, vegetable ivory - nutlike seed of a South American palm; the hard white shell takes a high polish and is used for e.g. buttons
References in classic literature ?
Well, it is a vegetable ivory palm, and they run to about fifty or sixty feet.
Tagua nuts come from the ivory palm and are sometimes referred to as vegetable ivory.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Gabi Pezo, a vendor from Ecuador who displayed articles made from tagua nuts, a product from Ivory palm or Tagua palms, said the bazaar was a great opportunity to showcase what Ecuador has to offer.