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Noun: ravenala
  1. Giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travellers
    - traveler's tree [US], traveller's tree [Brit, Cdn], Ravenala madagascariensis

Derived forms: ravenalas

Type of: ligneous plant, woody plant

Part of: genus Ravenala

Encyclopedia: Ravenala