Meaning of kentia palm in English:

kentia palm

Pronunciation /ˈkɛntɪə/


(also kentia)
  • An Australasian palm tree which is popular as a houseplant while it is young.

    Howeia or 'Howea', formerly 'Kentia' forsteriana, family Palmae

    ‘Also worth a try are Howea forsteriana, the quick-growing kentia or paradise palm, and the Lacy tree philodendron, P. selloum, which has ruffled-edged leaves on two foot long arching stalks.’
    • ‘When you're swinging from a hammock and grilling shrimp on a private deck tucked into a forest of banyan trees and kentia palms, it's hard to imagine life beyond Lord Howe Island.’
    • ‘So it was inevitable that when Greg and wife Maria moved to coastal Southern California - where the climate is mild enough for kentia palms and plumerias - he seized the opportunity to create his own backyard resort.’
    • ‘The other industry is kentia palms, endemic to the island, which are the palms used in every palm court in Europe and USA.’


Late 19th century modern Latin, named after William Kent (died 1828), botanical collector.