penang-lawyer

noun
pe·​nang-lawyer | \ pə̇ˈnaŋ- \

Definition of penang-lawyer

1 : a walking stick having usually a bulbous head and made of the stem of an East Asiatic palm (Licuala acutifida)
2 : the palm from which a penang-lawyer is made

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History and Etymology for penang-lawyer

penang from Penang, Federation of Malaya

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“Penang-lawyer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penang-lawyer. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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