traveller's tree


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traveller's tree - giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery saptraveller's tree - giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers
genus Ravenala - woody tropical plants with tall trunks; sometimes placed in family Musaceae
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Where Black and White Sands scores above even the best travel books, such as Leigh Fermor's The Traveller's Tree or Alec Waugh's Hot Countries, is that it's based on the kind of deep knowledge of a place that is only acquired slowly: Elma Napier had lived in Calibishie for thirty years when she sat down to write this book.
Collectors also picked up James Bond posters and a copy of Patrick Leigh Fermor's first book The Traveller's Tree (1950), signed by Ian Fleming.
invasion of 1898 (for instance, the widely circulated Our Islands and their People as Seen with Camera and Pencil), continuing with such narratives of the 1940s as Patrick Leigh Fermor's The Traveller's Tree, and ending with recent texts by Caribbean authors from Cuba and Dominica.