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fan palm

n.
A palm tree having palmately divided, fanlike leaves.

fan palm

n
(Plants) any of various palm trees, such as the talipot and palmetto, that have fan-shaped leaves. Compare feather palm
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Noun1.fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leavesfan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
palmetto - any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves
Borassus flabellifer, longar palm, lontar, palmyra, palmyra palm, toddy palm, wine palm - tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving
carnauba palm, Copernicia cerifera, Copernicia prunifera, wax palm, carnauba - Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax
caranda, caranda palm, caranday, Copernicia alba, Copernicia australis, wax palm - South American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax
Corypha gebanga, Corypha utan, gebang palm - large-leaved palm of Malay to Philippines and northern Australia; leaves used for thatching or plaiting into containers
latanier, latanier palm - fan palms of the southern United States and the Caribbean region
Corypha umbraculifera, talipot, talipot palm - tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper
saw palmetto, scrub palmetto, Serenoa repens - small hardy clump-forming spiny palm of southern United States
broom palm, thatch palm, thatch tree, Thrinax parviflora, silver thatch - small palm of southern Florida and West Indies closely resembling the silvertop palmetto
key palm, silver thatch, silvertop palmetto, Thrinax keyensis, Thrinax microcarpa, Thrinax morrisii - small stocky fan palm of southern Florida and Cuba
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Figures 2a (drawing) and 2b (engraving) show one of the exceptions--the tiny European figure, possibly the artist, stands in front of "Codda-pana" (Great Fan Palm), conversing with a Malabari local as interlocutor, watcher or witness.
Indigenous tribes used the West's only native species, the California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera), as a resource for food, shelter, and tools.
Furthermore, the native California fan palm, Washingtonia filifera (Lindl.) H.Wendl.
Stand somewhere between a fan palm and a concrete pylon, and L.A.'s intense, reflective glare fills your brain with smaze.
fortunei'), with smaller, stiffer leaves, able to withstand a windy sight; or Chamaerops humilis, a slowgrowing dwarf fan palm which comes from southern Europe but is happy in colder areas.
Ricinus communis (castorbean), first reported by land developers in 1869 (Dougherty 1869), was present in the Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis) nursery and was fairly common on the banks of the Rio Grande.
Five native California fan palm oases dot the park, providing shelter, food and water for the local wildlife.
A small Mediterranean fan palm looks like an offspring of an existing specimen.
LANDSCAPE NOTES: Mediterranean Fan Palm makes a nice specimen plant for a tropical effect in foundations, lawns, and borders.
Two real palms you can easily raise are the popular Chusan Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) and the Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis).