[ tal-uh-pot ]
/ ˈtæl əˌpɒt /


a tall palm, Corypha umbraculifera, of southern India and Ceylon, having large fronds used for making fans and umbrellas, for covering houses, and in place of writing paper: also grown as an ornamental.

Origin of talipot

1675–85; < Malay talipatSanskrit tālapattra, equivalent to tāla fan palm + pattra leaf
Also called talipot palm.
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talipot palm

/ (ˈtælɪˌpɒt) /


a palm tree, Corypha umbraculifera, of the East Indies, having large leaves that are used for fans, thatching houses, etc

Word Origin for talipot

C17: from Bengali: palm leaf, from Sanskrit tālī fan palm + pattra leaf
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