Definition of Lontar
1. Noun. Tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving.
Generic synonyms: Fan Palm
Group relationships: Borassus, Genus Borassus
Terms within: Bassine
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lontar
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Literary usage of Lontar
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"lontar is merely part of the walls of an immense crater about (if the circle were ... On the average, an earthquake occurred once a month in lontar. ..."
2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1868)
"The centre of the circle of which lontar is an arc, falls in Sun Strait, a narrow passage ... The western horn of crescent-shaped lontar is before us. ..."
3. With the Dutch in the East: An Outline of the Military Operations in Lombock by Wouter Cool (1897)
""How to write on lontar (palm) leaves"! it is a thing one has frequently ... The leaf comes from the lontar palm. After leaving it to soak in water for ..."
4. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society (1867)
"and the northern eml of lontar lies Banda Neira, about two miles long and loss ... The centre of the circle of which lontar is an arc, lalls in Sun Strait, ..."
5. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"The population of the Banda Islands, by an enumeration made in 1840, was found to be 5081, of which Nera had 1225 ; lontar or the Great Banda, 372 ; Ai, ..."