oil palm


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oil palm

n.
1. A tall palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) native to tropical Africa, having nutlike fruits that yield a commercially valuable oil. Also called African oil palm.
2. Any of several palms that yield oil.

oil palm

n
(Plants) a tropical African palm tree, Elaeis guineensis, the fruits of which yield palm oil
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oil palm - pinnate-leaved palms of the genus Elaeis having dense clusters of crowded flowers and bright red fruit and yielding high quality palm oilsoil palm - pinnate-leaved palms of the genus Elaeis having dense clusters of crowded flowers and bright red fruit and yielding high quality palm oils
feather palm - palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves
Elaeis, genus Elaeis - oil palms
African oil palm, Elaeis guineensis - oil palm of Africa
American oil palm, Elaeis oleifera - palm of Central and South America
palm kernel, palm nut - seed of any oil palm
Translations
شَجَر نَخيل زَيْتي
oliepalme
olajpálma
olíupálmi
palma olejná
yağlı hurma ağacı

oil

(oil) noun
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals. olive oil; whale oil; vegetable oil; cooking oil; He put some oil on the hinges of the door; The car's engine is in need of oil.
verb
to put oil on or into. The machine will work better if it's oiled.
oils noun plural
oil paint. He paints in oils.
ˈoily adjective
1. of, like or covered with oil. an oily liquid; an oily rag.
2. trying to be too friendly or polite. The waiters in that restaurant are too oily.
ˈoilfield noun
a place where mineral oil is found. There are oilfields in the North Sea.
oil paint
paint made with oil. Some artists prefer to use oil paint(s).
oil painting
a picture painted with oil paints.
oil palm
a palm tree whose fruit and seeds yield oil.
ˈoil-rig noun
a structure used to drill oil-wells. The ship sailed past an enormous oil-rig.
ˈoil-tanker noun
a ship used for carrying oil. An oil-tanker has run aground near here.
ˈoil-well noun
a hole drilled into the earth or the sea-bed to obtain petroleum.
strike oil
to find oil under the ground. After drilling for several months, they finally struck oil; We've struck oil (= found what we have been looking for) in our search for a suitable house.
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The Oil Palm Complex: Smallholders, Agribusiness and the State in Indonesia and Malaysia.
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All 18 adult and adolescent bonobos tracked during April and May 2015 cracked oil palm nuts with stones of various sizes that researchers had placed near oil palm trees, says a team led by Johanna Neufuss of the University of Kent in England.
Oil palm is an important and expanding crop in tropical regions, currently occupying >18 Mha (FAOSTAT, http://faost at3.
A key distinction is that Malaysia runs a productive and competitive oil palm industry while shifting away from labor-intensive rubber production.
As harvest season ends and farmers in the United States ready themselves for winter, Asian farmers ready their fields for planting of forest plantation crops such as oil palm and rubber, one small change could make a huge difference in their soil' s health and the health of our climate-impacted world: planting cover crops.
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Elaeidobius kamerunicus Faust (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) is identified as the most efficient insect pollinator of oil palm (Syed 1979; Ponnamma et al.