Definition of talipot
1 or talipot palm : a showy fan palm (Corypha umbraculifera) of Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and the Malabar Coast having a trunk 60 to 100 feet high and bearing a crown of gigantic fan-shaped leaves that are used as umbrellas and fans and when cut into strips as a substitute for writing paper — see buntal olla
2 : a starch obtained from the talipot palm
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Origin and Etymology of talipot
Bengali tālipōt palm leaf, from Sanskrit tālī book palm + pattra feather, leaf; akin to Sanskrit patati he flies
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