talipot palm


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tal·i·pot palm

 (tăl′ə-pŏt′)
n.
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.

[Ultimately from Sanskrit tālapattram, palm leaf used for writing : tālaḥ, palmyra palm (Borassus flabellifer); see toddy + pattram, leaf; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.talipot palm - tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing papertalipot palm - 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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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.