parlor palm


a small palm, Chamaedorea elegans, native to Central America, having a reedlike stem and long, pointed leaflets, widely cultivated as a houseplant.

Nearby words

  1. parlor,
  2. parlor car,
  3. parlor game,
  4. parlor grand,
  5. parlor house,
  6. parlormaid,
  7. parlour,
  8. parlour game,
  9. parlous,
  10. parlously

Origin of parlor palm

First recorded in 1900–05

Also called dwarf fan palm. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019