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Talipot

talipot

(Science: botany) A beautiful tropical palm tree (Corypha umbraculifera), a native of Ceylon and the malabar coast. It has a trunk sixty or seventy feet high, bearing a crown of gigantic fan-shaped leaves which are used as umbrellas and as fans in ceremonial processions, and, when cut into strips, as a substitute for writing paper.

Origin: Hind. Talpat the leaf of the tree.


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