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A palm tree having palmately divided, fanlike leaves.
(Plants) any of various palm trees, such as the talipot and palmetto, that have fan-shaped leaves. Compare feather palm
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|Noun||1.||fan 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
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