Definition of oil palm in English:

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oil palm

Pronunciation: /ˈoil ˌpä(l)m/


A widely cultivated tropical West African palm tree that is the chief source of palm oil.
  • Elaeis guineensis, family Palmae: several cultivars.
Example sentences
  • The minority view is supported by the fact that almost all the coconut palm's relations are American, the one important exception being the oil palm, which is African.
  • Popular drinks include palm wine, made from the fermented sap of the oil palm, and home-brewed millet beer.
  • Undoubtedly because of its multifunctionality, the oil palm and its bunches of palm nuts are a recurring feature in Akan royal arts.

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Syllabification: oil palm

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