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elaeis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elaeis  \E*l[ae]"is\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  olive  tree.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  palms. 
 
  Note:  El[ae]is  Guineensis,  the  African  oil  palm,  is  a  tree 
  twenty  or  thirty  feet  high,  with  immense  pinnate  leaves 
  and  large  masses  of  fruit.  The  berries  are  rather 
  larger  than  olives,  and  when  boiled  in  water  yield  the 
  orange-red  palm  oil. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Elaeis 
  n  :  oil  palms  [syn:  {Elaeis},  {genus  Elaeis}] 




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