E·læ'is noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... olive tree.] (Botany) A genus of palms. » Elæis 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 boile...
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