An Asian fan palm which yields a wide range of useful products, including timber, fibre, and fruit.
- Borassus flabellifer, family Palmae
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- The carving abounded in motifs from nature including swallows, hydrangeas, azaleas, geraniums, lilies, palmyras, and balloon vines.
- The palmyra palm being the most useful of the species is widely grown in tropical coastal zones.
- According to a dietician at the Hospital, fruits like watermelon, tender coconuts, palmyra, lime and cucumber are diuretic and hence play a vital role in eliminating body heat.
late 17th century: from Portuguese palmeira 'palm tree'. The change in the ending was due to association with the name of the city of Palmyra.