Definition of Cohune palm
1. Noun. Tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory.
Generic synonyms: Feather Palm
Group relationships: Genus Orbignya, Orbignya
Terms within: Cohune Nut
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Literary usage of Cohune palm
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1. The Colony of British Honduras: Its Resources and Prospects, with Particular by Sir Daniel Morris (1883)
"As its name indicates, a cohune-ridge has, as its characteristic plant, the noble cohune-palm (Attalea cohune), which is one of the'noblest members of the ..."
2. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.: Horticultural Hall by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1885)
"The trunk of the cohune palm is thicker and more sturdy ; and at the base of its ... This cohune palm bears at the base of the fronds great bunches of nuts, ..."
3. The New Dietetics, what to Eat and how: A Guide to Scientific Feeding in by John Harvey Kellogg (1921)
"Palm kernel oil is also prepared from the nuts of the cohune palm. It is grown in Central America, where immense forests of this tree are found. ..."
4. The Handbook of British Honduras ...: Comprising Historical, Statistical by Lindsay William Bristowe, Philip B Wright (1888)
"But even as it is, sarsaparilla has always swelled the returns from minor products. The number of pounds exported in 1887 was 14529. cohune palm ..."
5. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"... Mart., or the cohune palm. Large forests of this palm are found in the British Honduras. The fruit yields a sort of cocoanut oil, but inferior to it. 7. ..."