Definition of oil palm in English:

oil palm

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noun

  • A tropical West African palm which is the chief source of palm oil.
    • Elaeis guineensis, family Palmae: several cultivars
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    • 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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