Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Deleb palm

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DELEB PALM, the Borassus Æthiŏpum, a native of the interior and W. of Africa, allied to the Palmyra palm. Its leaves and fruits are used by the Africans for the same purposes as those of the Palmyra by the Asiatics, and the tender roots produced by the young plant are extensively used as an article of food.