- an African feather palm, Elaeis guineensis, the fruits of which yield palm oil.
Origin of oil palm
First recorded in 1715–25
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Examples from the Web for oil palm
We observed that the oil-palm flourished throughout this section.
A tall palm—whether Palmiste or Oil-palm—has its smooth trunk hung all over with orchids, tied on with wire.At Last
The district of Toffo is particularly noted for its oil-palm orchards.
- a tropical African palm tree, Elaeis guineensis, the fruits of which yield palm oil
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