fan palm

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noun

a palm having fan-shaped leaves, as the talipot.

Origin of fan palm

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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fan palm

noun

any of various palm trees, such as the talipot and palmetto, that have fan-shaped leavesCompare feather palm
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