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(Plants) a palm tree, Corypha umbraculifera, of the East Indies, having large leaves that are used for fans, thatching houses, etc
[C17: from Bengali: palm leaf, from Sanskrit tālī fan palm + pattra leaf]
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a tall palm with large fronds, Coryphaumbraculifera, of S India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.
[1675–85; < Malay talipat « Skt tālapattra=tāla fan palm + pattra leaf]
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|Noun||1.||talipot - 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
buntal - fine white Philippine fiber from stalks of unopened leaves of talipot palms; used in making hats
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