oil palm definition

  • noun:
    • A tall palm-tree (Elaeis guineensis) indigenous to tropical Africa, having nutlike fruits that yield a commercially valuable oil. Also known as African oil hand.
    • some of a number of palms that yield oil.
    • Elaeis guineensis, the main supply of palm oil.
    • Any species of hand which can usefully produce palm oil.
    • a palm tree whose fruit furnishes oil, esp. Elæis Guineensis. See Elæis.
    • A palm, Elæis Guineensis, the fruit-pulp which yields palm-oil. See Elæis, palmnut-oil, and palm-oil.
    • pinnate-leaved palms associated with the genus Elaeis having dense clusters of crowded plants and bright red fresh fruit and yielding high quality hand essential oils

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