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 for Elaeis
From 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.
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: oil palms [syn: Elaeis, genus Elaeis]

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