Definition of kentia palm in English:

kentia palm

Syllabification: ken·ti·a palm
Pronunciation: /ˈkentēə ˌpä(l)m
 
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(also kentia)

noun

  • An Australasian palm tree that is popular as a houseplant while it is young.
    • Howeia (or Howea) forsteriana (formerly Kentia forsteriana), family Palmae
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    • Also worth a try are Howea forsteriana, the quick-growing kentia or paradise palm, and the Lacy tree philodendron, P. selloum, which has ruffled-edged leaves on two foot long arching stalks.
    • When you're swinging from a hammock and grilling shrimp on a private deck tucked into a forest of banyan trees and kentia palms, it's hard to imagine life beyond Lord Howe Island.
    • So it was inevitable that when Greg and wife Maria moved to coastal Southern California - where the climate is mild enough for kentia palms and plumerias - he seized the opportunity to create his own backyard resort.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, named after William Kent (died 1828), botanical collector.

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