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talipot

(ˈtælɪˌpɒt) or

talipot palm

n
(Plants) 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]

tal•i•pot

(ˈtæl əˌpɒt)

n.
a tall palm with large fronds, Coryphaumbraculifera, of S India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.
[1675–85; < Malay talipat « Skt tālapattra=tāla fan palm + pattra leaf]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.talipot - tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing papertalipot - tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
Corypha, genus Corypha - large fan palms of tropical Asia to Australia
buntal - fine white Philippine fiber from stalks of unopened leaves of talipot palms; used in making hats
ola, olla - leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper
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25M refurbishment of the former Talipot House office building on Team Valley is now underway, creating 10 new jobs.
Other species depend entirely on living collections for their survival and reintroduction to the wild, such as the Talipot Rendah, Co/ypha taliera Roxb.
Vidyasagar (2007) has indicated that coconut, date palm, sago palm, and wild date or toddy palm (Phoenix sylvestris), palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer), oil palm (Elaeis guineenis), the talipot palm (Corypha umbraculifer), the sugar palm (Arenga sacharifera, and the sedang palm (Livistonia cochinchinensis) are potential hosts of RPW in India.