from The Century Dictionary.

  • A commercial name for the kernels obtained from the seeds of the West African oil-palm, Elæis Guineensis, which form an important article of export from West Africa to Europe. Each seed contains from one to four kernels.


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  • Following their leader, an elephant of great age and wisdom, they formed in line, red to the knees; paraded past Perdikkas and the King, touching brow with trunk in a grave salute; then went their way to the shady elephant-houses, the reward of palm-kernels and melons, the cool pleasant bathe which would sluice off the scent of war.

    Funeral Games Renault, Mary, 1905-1983 1981

  • King, and with bags of palm-kernels and a barrel of oil, the first instalment of trade with the Europeans.

    Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer Missionary W. P. Livingstone

  • A string of dug-outs was next passed, loaded with palm-kernels, maize, and bananas; it appeared as if they were all bound for the market at Axim.

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative Richard Francis Burton 1855


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