genus Copernicia


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Noun1.genus Copernicia - slow-growing tropical fan palmsgenus Copernicia - slow-growing tropical fan palms  
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
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
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Aberglasney Gardens in the Tywi Valley, Carmarthenshire, has welcomed a mature, 12-foot caranday wax palm, pictured right, a South American species of the genus Copernicia named after the Polish astronomer Copernicus.