- 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.
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