Trithrinax

noun
Trithri·​nax | \ trīˈthrīˌnaks, ˈtrithrəˌn- \

Definition of Trithrinax

: a genus of South American fan palms having tough leaves with fibrous spiny sheaths, biconvex petiole, and prominent ligule

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History and Etymology for Trithrinax

New Latin, from tri- + Greek thrinax three-pronged fork, perhaps from thrin- (akin to Latin terni three each) + akmē point, edge; from the form of the leaves

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“Trithrinax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trithrinax. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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