Elaeis

noun

Elae·​is
ə̇ˈlēə̇s
: a genus of pinnate-leaved palms having very dense clusters of crowded flowers and bright red fruits see african oil palm

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, probably modification of Greek elaïs olive tree, from elaia olive

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“Elaeis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elaeis. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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