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kentia palm

[ken-tee-uh] /ˈkɛn ti ə/
noun
1.
a palm, Howea forsterana, of Lord Howe Island, Australia, having erect leaves, widely cultivated as an ornamental.
Also called sentry palm.
Origin of kentia palm
1905-1910
1905-10; < New Latin Kentia an earlier genus name, after William Kent (died circa 1828), British plant collector; see -ia
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  • The kentia palm before mentioned is one of the very hardiest, and will thrive where few others will grow.

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