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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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