kentia palm

[ ken-tee-uh ]

  1. a palm, Howea forsterana, of Lord Howe Island, Australia, having erect leaves, widely cultivated as an ornamental.

Origin of kentia palm

1905–10; <New Latin Kentia an earlier genus name, after William Kent (died circa 1828), British plant collector; see -ia
  • Also called sentry palm.

Words Nearby kentia palm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use kentia palm in a sentence

  • The kentia palm before mentioned is one of the very hardiest, and will thrive where few others will grow.

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