talipot

noun tal·i·pot \ˈtaləˌpät\

Definition of talipot

plural

-s

  1. 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. 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 — more at taliera, feather


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