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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·læ·is n.  Bot. A genus of palms.
 Note: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 boiled in water yield the orange-red palm oil.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Elaeis
      n : oil palms [syn: genus Elaeis]