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C. umbraculifera


a tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper


plant noun (plants and fungi)


C. umbraculifera*
(* C. umbraculifera may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


buntal | ola

Definition references  (+images)


Corypha umbraculifera [species] | talipot palm

a species of palm native to eastern and southern India and Sri Lanka. It's one of the largest palms in the world; individual specimens have reached heights of up to 25 m, with stems up to 1.3 m in diameter. It's a fan palm, with large, palmate leaves... (48 of 379 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Corypha umbraculifera

Oxford Dictionary:

talipot | Corypha umbraculifera [species] | Palmae [family, member of]

a tall Indian palm with very large fan-shaped leaves and a flower that can reach 8 m tall. The leaves are used as sunshades and for thatching, and to ... (29 of 75 words, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

talipot | Corypha umbraculifera [species]

A tall palm tree "(Corypha umbraculifera") of India and Sri Lanka, having a spreading crown of very large fanlike leaves and a giant inflorescence ... (24 of 58 words, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

talipot | talipot palm | Corypha umbraculifera [species]

a fan palm of the East Indies, with gigantic leaves used for fans, umbrellas, etc., and seeds used for buttons (20 of 46 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

talipot | talipot palm [synonym] | Corypha umbraculifera [species]

a tall palm of southern India and Ceylon, having large fronds used for making fans and umbrellas, for covering houses, and in place of writing paper: ... (26 of 42 words, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

talipot palm | talipot | Corypha umbraculifera [species, sense-specific]

Same as "talipot" | a palm treeof the East Indies, having large leaves that are used for fans, thatching houses, etc (20 of 218 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)



talipot palm | Corypha umbraculifera [species] | talipot palms [plural]

A tall palm tree, Corypha umbraculifera, from Sri Lanka and southern India, having very large leaves and flowers (18 of 19 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/talipot palm

Encarta Dictionary:

talipot | talipots [plural] | Corypha umbraculifera [species]

a tall palm tree with very large fan-shaped leaves and a massive inflorescence. Native to: Southeast Asia. (17 of 48 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718169​/definition​.html  [offline]

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