: a genus of North American fan palms with orbicular leaves cleft into many induplicate segments, smooth petioles, and monoecious flowers succeeded by small globose fruits see thatch palm

Word History


New Latin, from Greek, trident, three-pronged fork; from the shape of the leaves

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“Thrinax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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