Definition of parlour palm in English:

parlour palm


  • A small Central American palm which is grown as a popular pot plant.

    Chamaedorea elegans, family Palmae

    • ‘As a rule of thumb, it's hard to go wrong with classics like the parlour palm, dracaenas, rubber plants, aspidistra (I've always fancied a variegated one), cacti, succulents and the umbrella plant.’
    • ‘I am as calm as the faux parlor palm plant in the corner.’
    • ‘Housemate 7: This is just some sort of boring old parlour palm that never really does anything.’
    • ‘Two women behind the parlour palm leaned together conspiratorially over a small table.’
    • ‘The parlour palm, Chamaedorea elegans, and the spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ are worthwhile.’