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kentia palm

[ ken-tee-uh ]
/ ˈkɛn ti ə /
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noun

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

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Also called sentry palm.

Origin of kentia palm

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