Definition of Sugar palm

1. Noun. Malaysian feather palm with base densely clothed with fibers; yields a sweet sap used in wine and trunk pith yields sago.

Exact synonyms: Arenga Pinnata, Gomuti, Gomuti Palm
Generic synonyms: Sago Palm
Group relationships: Arenga, Genus Arenga
Terms within: Jaggary, Jaggery, Jagghery

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sugar Palm

sugar high
sugar house
sugar loaf
sugar loaves
sugar mamas
sugar maple
sugar maples
sugar mice
sugar mill
sugar mouse
sugar of lead
sugar of milk
sugar off
sugar palm (current term)
sugar paper
sugar papers
sugar parent
sugar pea
sugar peas
sugar pill
sugar pills
sugar pine
sugar pines
sugar plum
sugar plums
sugar refinery
sugar rush
sugar shack

Literary usage of Sugar palm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pygmies & Papuans: The Stone Age To-day in Dutch New Guinea by Alexander Frederick Richmond Wollaston, William Robert Ogilvie-Grant, Alfred Cort Haddon, Sidney Herbert Ray (1912)
"... Palms—The sugar palm—Drunkenness of the Natives—Drunken Vagaries— Other Cultivation—The Native Language—No Interpreters—The Numerals—Difficulties of ..."

2. Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of by Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana (1887)
"A profitable Sugar-palm.—The following passage from WALLACE'S " Tropical Nature " seems worthy of more than a passing notice—particularly at this time when ..."

3. A Handbook of Tropical Gardening and Planting, with Special Reference to Ceylon by Hugh Fraser Macmillan (1914)
"... the heart of the stem contains a large quantity of •excellent sago, hence it is sometimes known as the "sago-palm." sugar palm of India, or Wild Date. ..."

4. Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula by Walter William Skeat, Charles Otto Blagden (1906)
"... an (aboriginal) Malayan chief or headman, next but one in authority to the Batin, i. 506 Kabong : the sugar-palm, also called ..."

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