palm leaf

palm leaf
noun
1. : the leaf of a palm; especially : the leaf of a fan palm used for palm fiber or thatching
2.
a. or palm-leaf hat : a hat woven of palm fiber
b. or palm-leaf fan : a fan made of palm leaf
3. or palm-leaf pattern : a decorative motif that is common in oriental art and is possibly based on the palm leaf

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the leaf or frond of a palm tree, esp. that of a fan palm, used in making fans, hats, thatch, mats, etc.
[1650-60]

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palm leaf,
a leaf of a palm tree, used for making hats, baskets, fans, and thatching.
palm´leaf´, adjective.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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