Definition of Talipot

1. Noun. Tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper.

Exact synonyms: Corypha Umbraculifera, Talipot Palm
Generic synonyms: Fan Palm
Group relationships: Corypha, Genus Corypha
Terms within: Buntal, Ola, Olla



Definition of Talipot

1. n. A beautiful tropical palm tree (Corypha umbraculifera), a native of Ceylon and the Malabar coast. It has a trunk sixty or seventy feet high, bearing a crown of gigantic fan-shaped leaves which are used as umbrellas and as fans in ceremonial processions, and, when cut into strips, as a substitute for writing paper.

Definition of Talipot

1. Noun. A tall palm tree, ''Corypha umbraculifera'', from Sri Lanka and southern India, having very large leaves and flowers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Talipot

1. a tall palm tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Talipot

1. A beautiful tropical palm tree (Corypha umbraculifera), a native of Ceylon and the Malabar coast. It has a trunk sixty or seventy feet high, bearing a crown of gigantic fan-shaped leaves which are used as umbrellas and as fans in ceremonial processions, and, when cut into strips, as a substitute for writing paper. Origin: Hind. Talpat the leaf of the tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Talipot

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talipes calcaneovarus
talipes calcaneus
talipes cavus
talipes equinovalgus
talipes equinus
talipes plantaris
talipes planus
talipes spasmodicus
talipes transversoplanus
talipes valgus
talipes varus
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talipomanus
talipot (current term)
talipot palm
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talis qualis
talisman
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talismanical
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talk-aloud protocol
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Literary usage of Talipot

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1. A Description of Ceylon by James Cordiner (1807)
"Several specimens of the talipot tree are flourishing here, ... The trunk of the talipot tree, from which the sketch was taken, measured six feet and a half ..."

2. The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles by Ezra Sampson (1813)
"Robert Knox, who is said to haye given the best account extant of Ceylon, tells us, that one of the leaves of the talipot is capable of covering ten persons ..."

3. Golden Tips: A Description of Ceylon and Its Great Tea Industry by Henry William Cave (1900)
"I have seen manuscripts of this description more than two thousand years old, and yet in beautiful condition, THE YOUNO talipot with the Pali characters so ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"talipot TREE. See PALM, vol. xiii., p. 20. TALLADEGA, a city and the capital of Talladega co., Alabama, on the Selma, Home, and Dalton railroad, 78 m. ..."

5. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"... Trees—Trees with Fantastic Roots—Mangroves—Marsh Forests—Palms—The Cocoa Palm—The Sago Palm—The Saguer Palm—The Areca Palm—The Palmyra Palm—The talipot ..."

6. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1907)
"When a talipot palm reaches maturity its leaves decrease in size and finally a gigantic bud nearly four feet in height is developed. ..."

7. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1907)
"When a talipot palm reaches maturity its leaves decrease in size and finally a gigantic bud nearly four feet in height is developed. ..."

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