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parlour palm

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Definition of parlour palm in English:

noun

A small Central American palm which is grown as a popular pot plant.
  • Chamaedorea elegans, family Palmae
Example sentences
  • As a rule of thumb, it's hard to go wrong with classics like the parlour palm, dracaenas, rubber plants, aspidistra (I've always fancied a variegated one), cacti, succulents and the umbrella plant.
  • The parlour palm, Chamaedorea elegans, and the spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ are worthwhile.
  • Two women behind the parlour palm leaned together conspiratorially over a small table.

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