fan palm

noun

: 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 13 Jul. 2024.

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