Phytelephas

noun

Phy·​tel·​e·​phas
fīˈteləˌfas
: a small genus of South American pinnate-leaved palms having simple drooping flower spikes with many stamens and syncarpous fruit see ivory nut

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from phyt- + Greek elephas elephant, ivory

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“Phytelephas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phytelephas. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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