fan palm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fan palm palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fan palm (Bot) Any palm tree having fan-shaped or radiate leaves; as the Chamærops humilis of Southern Europe; the species of Sabal and Thrinax in the West Indies, Florida, etc.; and especially the great talipot tree (Corypha umbraculifera) of Ceylon and Malaya. The leaves of the latter are often eighteen feet long and fourteen wide, and are used for umbrellas, tents, and roofs. When cut up, they are used for books and manuscripts.
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Usage

In literature:

The coast is low, and covered with woods, in which are innumerable fan palm-trees, that look like cocoa-nut walks.
"A Narrative Of The Mutiny, On Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; And The Subsequent Voyage Of Part Of The Crew, In The Ship's Boat" by William Bligh
Trees became more numerous, good large ones, chiefly arrack and acacia, and a few small fan-palms.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Christianna drew the blinds together, took a palm-leaf fan and sat beside her.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The evening was warm, and I took up a palm-leaf fan, and fanned her.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864" by Various
The doctor laid the palm-leaf fan aside and took Lydia's slim fingers in both his firm, sinewy hands.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Will you give me that palm-leaf fan from the mantel-piece?
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
He merely dropped the palm fan which he was idly waving to and fro so that it hid his mouth.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
Here, take this palm-leaf fan and go and see if you can't find a draught.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
Anyway, if you'd use a palm leaf fan, no flies would ever bother you.
"Rainbow Hill" by Josephine Lawrence
It is a palm the fronds of which grow up like a regular fan.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
She stopped and fanned him with a palm-leaf fan thrown on the table.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
She impatiently tapped the palm of her hand with her fan as she began to realize what his return might mean to her.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
You'd better bring the palm-leaf fan, you'll probably need it.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
The dwarf palm with fan-like leaves, growing about two feet high, formed the staple of the verdure.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Very pretty souvenirs can be made of small palm leaf fans.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
Bring that palm-leaf fan, Amy.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
The fan palm is to be seen in California, but it is of inferior growth, and is not indigenous there.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
In form it resembles a miniature fan palm, growing about six inches in height.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
Trachycarpus (Chamaerops) excelsa (Chinese Fan Palm).
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
He wondered if that was where the palm leaf fans came from.
"The Forged Note" by Oscar Micheaux
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In poetry:

They crossed the desert's burning line,
And heard the palm-tree's rustling fan,
The Nile-bird's cry, the low of kine,
And voice of man.
"The Hermit of Thebaid" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Motion that is not time erects snowdrifts
While sister's hand sieves waterfalls of lace.
With a palm fan closer than death he lifts
The Ozarks and tilted seas across his face.
"Idiot" by Allen Tate
Then leaps to view--blood-red and bright of hue--
As blooms sprung new on the Kusumbha-Tree--
The wild-fire's tongue, fanned by the wind, and flung
Furiously forth; the palms, canes, brakes, you see
Wrapped in one agony
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold
She's ringed with surf and coral, she's crowned with sun and palm;
She has the old-world leisure, the regal tropic calm;
The trade winds fan her forehead; in everlasting June
She reigns from deep verandas above her blue lagoon.
"White Nassau" by Bliss William Carman

In news:

WPTV NewsChannel 5 reports from The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, where parking will be at a premium for fans attending The Honda Classic.
A Southern California symbol — the fan palm .
) were declared the official California State Tree in 1937, it could be said that Southern California has its own symbolic tree — the fan palm .
Fan palm s get a trim along Coast Boulevard.
A Southern California symbol — the fan palm.
) were declared the official California State Tree in 1937, it could be said that Southern California has its own symbolic tree — the fan palm.
Fan palms get a trim along Coast Boulevard.
Book Burner' marks Pig Destroyer 's first disc in nearly five years and if 'Burning Palm' is any indication of what's to come with the rest of the disc, Christmas is coming early for extreme metal fans.
PALM DESERT, Calif — When Al Geiberger became the first golfer to shoot a mythical 59 in a PGA Tour event 30 years ago, the automatic comparison some fans made was to Roger Bannister.
But despite the diversity and ubiquity of palms in the Los Angeles area, only one species— Washingtonia filifera, the California fan palm —is native to California.
Native California fan palms found this to be a perfect environment.
As fans of Virginia grindcore outfit Pig Destroyer patiently wait out the Oct 22 release of their new disc 'Book Burner,' the band is throwing out a bone in the form of a new lyric video for the tune 'Burning Palm.
Fortune senior writers Michael V Copeland - a BlackBerry fan - and Jon Fortt - an iPhone devotee - share their reactions to Palm's new smart phone.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif — The traditional shotgun start of baseball's offseason, with this week's general managers meetings at the famed Indian Wells Resort, promises intrigue and hope for fans of most teams seeking would-be playoff parts.
This fan, and his or her most deserving companion, will receive a pair of tickets to see Brad Paisley and Kristen Kelly in West Palm Beach , Florida on Sept 29, 2012.
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