fan palm

noun

Definition of fan palm

: a palm having simple fan-shaped leaves (as the cabbage palmetto of the southern U.S., the hemp palm of Europe, the talipot of Asia, the Chinese fan palm, and the Washington palm of California)

called also fanleaf palm

— see dwarf fan palm

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“Fan palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fan%20palm. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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