Cha·​mae·​rops | \ kəˈmēˌräps \

Definition of Chamaerops

: a genus of dwarf fan palms of the Mediterranean region having petioles with long straight teeth on their margins usually for their whole length — see hemp palm

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History and Etymology for Chamaerops

New Latin, from Latin, from Greek chamairōps wall germander, from chamai- chamae- + rhōps shrub, bush; akin to Greek rhabdos rod

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“Chamaerops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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