Definition of fan palm in English:

fan palm

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  • A palm with large, lobed, fan-shaped leaves.
    • Chamaerops and other genera, family Palmae: many species, including the dwarf (or European) fan palm (C. humilis), which is the only palm native to Europe
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    • The Trachycarpus fortunei from China is also a fan palm but smaller than the European Fan Palm.
    • As was typical in Victorian times, palm trees were a prominent feature of the landscape, and one such lofty California fan palm, Washington filifera, soars more than 130 feet above the garden.
    • Exotic plants, such as this Mexican fan palm, are available at garden centers and home improvement stores.

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