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Meaning of "oil palm" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL PALM

oil palm play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL PALM

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Oil palm is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OIL PALM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil palm

Elaeis guineensis

Elaeis guineensis is a species of palm commonly called African oil palm or macaw-fat. It is the principal source of palm oil. It is native to west and southwest Africa, specifically the area between Angola and the Gambia; the species name guineensis refers to the name for the area, Guinea, and not the modern country which now bears that name. The species is also now naturalised in Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Sumatra, Central America, the West Indies and several islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The closely related American oil palm Elaeis oleifera and a more distantly related palm, Attalea maripa, are also used to produce palm oil. Human use of oil palms may date as far back as 5,000 years in West Africa; in the late 1800s, archaeologists discovered palm oil in a tomb at Abydos dating back to 3,000 BCE. It is thought that Arab traders brought the oil palm to Egypt.

Definition of oil palm in the English dictionary

The definition of oil palm in the dictionary is a tropical African palm tree, Elaeis guineensis, the fruits of which yield palm oil.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL PALM

oil lamp
oil level
oil men
oil minister
oil of cloves
oil of turpentine
oil of vitriol
oil of wintergreen
oil paint
oil painting
oil pipeline
oil platform
oil pollution
oil press
oil pressure
oil producer
oil refinery
oil rig
Oil Rivers
oil sand

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL PALM

betel palm
cabbage palm
coco palm
coconut palm
cross someone´s palm
date palm
desert palm
fan palm
feather palm
ivory palm
lady palm
palm
raffia palm
royal palm
sago palm
talipot palm
thatch palm
toddy palm
Washington palm
wax palm
wine palm

Synonyms and antonyms of oil palm in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oil palm» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL PALM

Find out the translation of oil palm to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil palm from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil palm» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

油棕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

palma de aceite
570 millions of speakers

English

oil palm
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल हथेली
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

زيت النخيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пальмовое масло
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

óleo de palma
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেল করতল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´huile de palme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelapa sawit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölpalm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

油やし
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기름 야자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kelapa sawit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dầu cọ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் பனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल पाम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Palmiye yağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

olio di palma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

olej palmowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пальмова олія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ulei de palmier
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

φοινικέλαιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

olie palm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oljepalm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

olje palm
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oil palm

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL PALM»

The term «oil palm» is regularly used and occupies the 72.228 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL PALM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil palm

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL PALM»

Discover the use of oil palm in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil palm and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Oil Palm
The book traces the origins and progress of the industry, and describes the basic science underlying the physiology, breeding and nutrition of the oil palm.
R. H. V. Corley, P. B. H. Tinker, 2008
2
Small-scale Palm Oil Processing in Africa
This publication provides information on the processing of palm oil fruits for the extraction of palm oil and palm kernel oil by small-scale mills in Africa.
Kwasi Poku, 2002
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The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts
Elaeis guineensis oil palm The oil palm, Elaeis guineensis Jacq. (Arecaceae), is an economically important crop to many third world countries in the humid tropics . It is the highest yielding and a highly profitable oil crop and is relatively easy to ...
Jules Janick, Robert E. Paull, 2008
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Root Diseases and Soil-borne Pathogens
Compared with a number of other crops, the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) is susceptible to comparatively few diseases, although disease incidence varies from country to country (Turner and Bull, 1967). The aim, however, of agricultural  ...
T. A. Toussoun, Robert V. Bega, Paul E. Nelson, 1970
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3rd Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical ...
Abstract— The wastes derived from oil palm industries are generated every year and becoming a great concern, consequently, an urgent development of bio- composting process has been investigated. Bio-composting is an environmental  ...
F. Ibrahim, N.A. Abu Osman, J. Usman, 2007
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Biotechnology of Fruit and Nut Crops
Shah, F.H. and Nyuk, L.S. (1996) Use of microsatellites in the determination of genetic variation and genetic relationship between various oil palm populations. In: Proceedings of the 1996 Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM) ...
Richard E. Litz, 2005
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Ganoderma Diseases of Perennial Crops
A Control Strategy for Basal 6 Stem Rot (Ganoderma) on Oil Palm H. Soepena, R.Y. Purba and S. Pawirosukarto Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute (IOPRI), JI. Brigjen Katamso 51, Medan, Indonesia Introduction Basal stem rot (BSR) ...
J. Flood, P. D. Bridge, M. Holderness, 2000
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Oil Crops
Soh, A.C. (1999) Breeding plans and selection methods in oil palm. In: N. Rajanaidu and B.S. Jalani (Eds.), Proceedings of the Symposium on The Science of Oil Palm Breeding. Palm Oil Res. Inst. Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 65–95. Soh ...
Johann Vollmann, Istvan Rajcan, 2009
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Commerce and Economic Change in West Africa: The Palm Oil ...
An authoritative and comprehensive study of the palm oil trade.
Martin Lynn, 2002
10
Soil Fertility Decline in the Tropics: With Case Studies on ...
On oil palm plantations soil erosion is checked by early cover crop establishment, strategic placement and treatment of pruned fronds and old palm trunks after felling, terracing, construction of silt pits, and mulching with empty fruit bunches ...
Alfred E. Hartemink, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL PALM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil palm is used in the context of the following news items.
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Uganda's farmers battle palm oil Goliaths for land
The palm oil project is being carried out by Oil Palm Uganda, a subsidiary of local food producer Bidco Uganda. Bidco in turn is a joint venture ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
2
'The next gold of Ghana is palm oil'
He said the oil palm sub sector could easily be developed into a key foreign exchange earner and job creator to improve the livelihoods of ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
3
Ministry of Commerce to continue palm oil price intervention scheme
Chatchai Sarikulya insisted that intervention buying is necessary to help oil palm growers, although a number of refineries are beginning to ... «Pattaya Mail, Jul 15»
4
Averting palm oil devastation in Latin America
What do soap, Ben & Jerry's and Kit Kat bars have in common? They all contain palm oil — produced by the oil palm tree. Native to West Africa, ... «GreenBiz, Jul 15»
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Farmers Plan Oil Palm Boycott
Kalangala — A section of farmers on Bugala Island engaging in oil palm growing have threatened to cut down their plantations, claiming that ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Wilmar accused of Nigerian 'land grab' for palm oil
A youth leader who lives near one of Wilmar's Nigerian oil palm projects shows an alternative water hole the community has dug as a result of ... «Mongabay.com, Jul 15»
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Moratoria beat certification to reduce deforestation for soy, palm oil …
Oil palm plantation in Papua, Indonesia. The country lost 1 million hectares of forest cover in 2013, according to one estimate. Photo credit: ... «Mongabay.com, Jul 15»
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Coconut or oil palm? We can have both
There is a continuing debate regarding coconut and oil palm planting in the Philippines. I refer to the conflict between supporters of the two ... «BusinessWorld Online Edition, Jul 15»
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Comment: Oil palm and its profitability
Oil palm is one crop, which has been very useful in the economic development of many farmers in Ghana. Indeed in 1983, when most cocoa ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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Oil palm growers push for protection
Government needs to urgently introduce fiscal measures to protect the oil palm industry so as to attract investors and rural dwellers, oil palm ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Oil palm [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oil-palm>. Jul 2020 ».
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