Definition of Feather palm

1. Noun. Palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Feather Palm

feather ball
feather bed
feather beds
feather boa
feather duster
feather dusters
feather geranium
feather in one's cap
feather one's nest
feather one's own nest
feather palm (current term)
feather pen
feather star
feather wool

Literary usage of Feather palm

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

1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1890)
"Santa Barbara gardens contain several fine specimens of this beautiful feather palm, that endures our lowest temperature. ..."

2. Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin by Missouri botanical garden (1913)
"Turning westward, there stands on the left a small but interesting specimen of the Australian feather palm ..."

3. Select Extra-tropical Plants: Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1891)
"This splendid Feather-palm attains a height of 60 feet. It is one of the hardiest of all palms, requiring no protection at Port Phillip. ..."

4. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"... one is the fan palm, with leaves looking like huge palm-leaf fans split into slender strips often forty feet in length, the other, the feather palm, ..."

5. A Text-book of Botany for Secondary Schools by John Merle Coulter (1906)
"... not only the nuts and the oil from them, but also the leaves, the root, the sap of the young parts, etc. FIG. 271.—A feather palm, closely related ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"... is often called the Australian feather palm. Whether more than one thing is cultivated under this name is doubtful. According to Flora Australiensis ..."

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