latanier

noun
la·​ta·​nier | \ ləˈtan(ˌ)yā\
plural -s

Definition of latanier

1 : any of various fan palms of the southern U.S. and the Caribbean region
2 : the leaf of a latanier used in craftwork (as basketry)

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History and Etymology for latanier

French, probably from Island Carib aláttani

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