Definition of Elaeis

1. Noun. Oil palms.

Exact synonyms: Genus Elaeis
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Arecaceae, Family Arecaceae, Family Palmaceae, Family Palmae, Palm Family, Palmaceae, Palmae
Member holonyms: Oil Palm



Medical Definition of Elaeis

1. A genus of palms. Elaeis Guineensis, the African oil palm, is a tree twenty or thirty feet high, with immense pinnate leaves and large masses of fruit. The berries are rather larger than olives, and when boiled in water yield the orange-red palm oil. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Olive tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elaeis

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elaeagnus
elaeis (current term)
elaeocarpus family
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Literary usage of Elaeis

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1. The Soap Maker's Handbook of Materials, Processes and Receipts for Every by Carl Deite, Alwin Engelhardt, F. Wiltner (1912)
"... elaeis are dark orange-yellow, almost brown, of the size of a pigeon's egg, and contain a solid kernel under a fleshy cover. ..."

2. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1921)
"La récolte des produits de l'elaeis. [Contributions to the study of the oil palm in Belgian Congo: ... elaeis is one of the most useful trees of the Congo. ..."

3. Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis: A Manual of Standard Methods for the by Azor Thurston (1922)
"Huile de palme, Fr. Olio di palma, It. Palmöl, G. Palm oil is obtained from the fruit of the palm tree (elaeis guineensis and elaeis ... The species elaeis ..."

4. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1885)
"... do not mention the elaeis. It is only found on the littoral, from Rio di Janeiro to the mouth of the Amazon, never in the interior. ..."

5. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physical by Julius Sachs (1882)
"... when crystalloids are present and when they are absent (elaeis, Myristica, Vitis, Lupinus luteus} ; it may be distinguished by its enclosed substances. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1900)
"The black root has been taken as a " signature " of the remedy in cases of low fevers where a black tongue was observed. elaeis Guineensis. ..."

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