1. [syn: Elaeis, genus Elaeis]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Elaeis \E*l[ae]"is\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? olive tree.] (Bot.)
A genus of palms.
Note: El[ae]is Guineensis, the African oil palm, is a tree
twenty or thirty feet high, with immense pinnate leaves
and large masses of fruit. The berries are rather
larger than olives, and when boiled in water yield the
orange-red palm oil.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: oil palms [syn: Elaeis, genus Elaeis]