noun pe·nang–lawyer \pə̇ˈnaŋ-\

Definition of penang–lawyer

  1. 1 :  a walking stick having usually a bulbous head and made of the stem of an East Asiatic palm (Licuala acutifida)

  2. 2 :  the palm from which a penang-lawyer is made

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Origin and Etymology of penang–lawyer

penang from Penang, Federation of Malaya

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