traveler's-tree
/trav"euh leuhrz tree', trav"leuhrz-/, n.
a bananalike tree, Ravenala madagascariensis, of Madagascar, having large leaves, the petioles of which contain a clear, watery sap.
[1855-60]

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  • traveler's tree — Ravenala Rav e*na la (r[a^]v [ e]*n[aum] l[.a]), n. [Malagasy.] (Bot.) A genus of plants related to the banana. [1913 Webster] Note: {Ravenala Madagascariensis}, the principal species, is an unbranched tree with immense oarlike leaves growing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • traveler's-tree — | ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun (plural traveler s trees) : a tree (Ravenala madagascariensis) of Madagascar having distichous leaves whose petioles contain large quantities of clear watery sap and yield a refreshing drink * * * /trav euh leuhrz tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • traveler's tree — ▪ plant  (species Ravenala madagascariensis), plant of the family Strelitziaceae, so named because the water it accumulates in its leaf bases has been used in emergencies for drinking. This, the only Ravenala species, is native in Madagascar and… …   Universalium

  • traveler's tree — noun giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers • Syn: ↑traveller s tree, ↑ravenala, ↑Ravenala madagascariensis • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Traveler — Trav el*er, n. [Written also traveler.] 1. One who travels; one who has traveled much. [1913 Webster] 2. A commercial agent who travels for the purpose of receiving orders for merchants, making collections, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tree — treelike, adj. /tree/, n., v., treed, treeing. n. 1. a plant having a permanently woody main stem or trunk, ordinarily growing to a considerable height, and usually developing branches at some distance from the ground. 2. any of various shrubs,… …   Universalium

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