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babassu definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory [syn: babassu, babassu palm, coco de macao, Orbignya phalerata, Orbignya spesiosa, Orbignya martiana]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Portuguese babaš˙, from Tupi *??ßwas˙, from ??ß fruit + -was˙ large Date: 1917 a tall pinnate-leaved palm (Orbignya phalerata syn. O. barbosiana) of Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil




 


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