• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Washingtonia wosh-ing-tō′ni-a a Californian genus of palms, valued for ornament in lawns—from George Washington (1732-99).
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In literature:

The "Washingtonia" (Californian conifer) (47/6.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
But we miss the deodar cedar, the redwood and Washingtonia of California, and the cedar of Lebanon.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various

In news:

The palm tree at the entrance to Carrollton's city-owned water park is a splendid specimen of the species Washingtonia Filifera, sturdy and tall with a gorgeous canopy of emerald fronds trailing wispy threads from their tips.
Washingtonia Filiferas in Venice Beach, California.
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.
A mobile home went up in flames in San Juan on the 1400 block of Washingtonia Palm and leaving the home with extensive damage.