traveler's-tree

[ trav-uh-lerz-tree, trav-lerz- ]
/ ˈtræv ə lərzˌtri, ˈtræv lərz- /

noun

a bananalike tree, Ravenala madagascariensis, of Madagascar, having large leaves, the petioles of which contain a clear, watery sap.

Origin of traveler's-tree

First recorded in 1855–60
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