Definition of talipot in English:
A tall Indian palm with very large fan-shaped leaves that are used as sunshades and for thatching, and to make the material upon which books were traditionally written. When the talipot matures, at about 40-60 years, it sends up a 25-foot (8-m) stalk bearing millions of flowers, and subsequently the tree dies.
- Corypha umbraculifera, family Palmae
- The flowering talipot is a breathtaking sight, but one that is becoming increasingly rare in the city these days.
- The use of the talipots and the lion flag were conceded by the king to a chief in the Uggalboda sannas, together with the use of the ceremonial torches.
- These were substantially built of timber and talipots, thatched with cadjans and bamboo leaves, and festooned and decorated as the Singhalese only can decorate - leaves, flowers and fruit being entwined together with so much delicacy and airy tastefulness as to impart an almost fairy-like form to the pavilion.
Words that rhyme with talipotgallipot
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