Definition of Borassus flabellifer
1. Noun. Tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving.
Generic synonyms: Fan Palm
Group relationships: Borassus, Genus Borassus
Terms within: Bassine
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Literary usage of Borassus flabellifer
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1. British Central Africa: An Attempt to Give Some Account of a Portion of the by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1898)
"... PALMS The borassus flabellifer grows to a great height. Its fronds curl into a semicircle and make the familiar palm fan of the East. ..."
2. Nyasaland Under the Foreign Office by Hector Livingstone Duff (1906)
"... exquisite blooms of the mauve convolvulus, or a Borassus palm (Borassus flabellifer) rising stiff but not ungraceful beneath its crown of spiky fronds. ..."
3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India. by William Wilson Hunter, Great Britain India Office (1908)
"... Phoenix sylves- tris, and borassus flabellifer. The wild animals to be found in the Baroda State are the same as those of Gujarat: namely, tiger, ..."