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Talpot or Talipot Tree

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A gigantic palm. When the sheath of the flower bursts it makes a report like that of a cannon.

“They burst, like Zeilan’s giant palm,

Whose buds fly open with a sound

That shakes the pigmy forest round.”


Zeilau is Portuguese for Ceylon.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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