a small palm, Chamaedorea elegans, native to Central America, having a reedlike stem and long, pointed leaflets, widely cultivated as a houseplant.
Words nearby parlor palm
Origin of parlor palm
First recorded in 1900–05
Also called dwarf fan palm.
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