Definition of Bamboo palm

1. Noun. Small graceful palm with reedlike stems and leaf bases clothed with loose coarse fibers.

Exact synonyms: Fern Rhapis, Miniature Fan Palm, Rhapis Excelsa
Generic synonyms: Lady Palm

2. Noun. A palm of the genus Raffia.
Exact synonyms: Raffia Vinifera
Generic synonyms: Raffia Farinifera, Raffia Palm, Raffia Ruffia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bamboo Palm

bamboo antshrike
bamboo curtain
bamboo fern
bamboo palm (current term)
bamboo partridge
bamboo shoot
bamboo shoots
bamboo spine
bamboo wife
bamboo wives

Literary usage of Bamboo palm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Tropical Agriculture: A Treatise on the Culture, Preparation, Commerce and by Peter Lund Simmonds (1889)
"The WINE or bamboo palm (Raphia vinifera, Beauv.; Sagus vinifera, Poiret; Metroxylon vinifera, Spr.).—This West African palm is constant along mouths and in ..."

2. To the Gold Coast for Gold: A Personal Narrative by Richard Francis Burton, Verney Lovett Cameron (1883)
"The outer walls are of bamboo- palm fronds, the partitions are of bamboo-palm matting, and the roofs are of bamboo-palm thatch. ..."

3. Customs Tariff of the Philippine Islands, 1909: With Index and Repertory United States by United States (1909)
"Bamboo, palm, fine straw, and similar materials. ... Fine straw, bamboo, palm, or similar materials 204 (a) 109 (c) Brussels carpet 166 142 Buchu leaves 81 ..."

4. The Mende Language: Containing Useful Phrases, Elementary Grammar, Short by Frederick William Hugh Migeod (1908)
"Let us go, You climb into a (lit. the) bamboo palm, He said, I myself will hide in the buttresses ... And his friend too, He hid aloft in the bamboo palm. ..."

5. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1867)
"The lya, or bamboo palm, is another species of the same genus (Raphia). Its petioles are used for house building at Calabar, and all along the coast. ..."

6. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1882)
"As they proceeded they left the thick mangrove swamps, and came to others which were overgrown chiefly with the bamboo palm. This tree, of which the houses ..."

7. Liberia by Harry Hamilton Johnston, Otto Stapf (1906)
"The stems of this palm, which is known as " bamboo palm " to British colonists, are used for building, the leaves for thatching, the bast for fibre, ..."

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