noun Car·y·o·ta \ˌkarēˈōtə\

Definition of Caryota

  1. :  a small genus of East Indian palms having bipinnate leaves with wedge-shaped divisions and including several species that are cultivated — see fishtail palm, jaggery palm — compare kittul

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Origin and Etymology of caryota

New Latin, from Latin caryota nut-shaped date, modification of Greek karyōtis date, from karyon nut — more at careen

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to cast off or become cast off

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