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A tropical West African palm which is the chief source of palm oil.
- ‘I believe we can create plants with far greater oil productivity than the current tradition bio-oil sources such as canola, soyabean or oil palm.’
- ‘Popular drinks include palm wine, made from the fermented sap of the oil palm, and home-brewed millet beer.’
- ‘Research has revealed that oil palm grown as a monoculture upsets the flora and fauna ecosystem due to an absence of plant diversity.’
- ‘The minority view is supported by the fact that almost all the coconut palm's relations are American, the one important exception being the oil palm, which is African.’
- ‘Undoubtedly because of its multifunctionality, the oil palm and its bunches of palm nuts are a recurring feature in Akan royal arts.’
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