piassava palm

piassava palm
Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes
Hypernyms: ↑feather palm
Member Holonyms: ↑Attalea, ↑genus Attalea
Part Meronyms: ↑coquilla nut

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  • palm — palm1 /pahm/, n. 1. the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. 2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal. 3. the part of a glove covering this part of the hand. 4. Also called… …   Universalium

  • piassava — [pē΄ə sä′və] n. [Port piassaba < Tupí piaçába, a plant name] 1. a stiff, elastic fiber obtained from any of various palms and used in making brushes, brooms, etc. 2. a palm yielding piassava; esp., any of several Brazilian palms (as… …   English World dictionary

  • Piassava — Pi*as sa*va, n. [Pg. piasaba.] A fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees ({Attalea funifera} and {Leopoldinia Piassaba}), used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called also {pia[,c]aba} and {piasaba}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piassava — [ˌpi:ə sα:və] noun 1》 a stout fibre obtained from the leaf stalks of a number of South American and African palm trees. 2》 a palm tree producing piassava. Origin C19: via Port. from Tupi piaçába …   English new terms dictionary

  • piassava — noun Etymology: Portuguese piassaba, from Tupi pɨasáβa Date: 1835 1. any of several stiff coarse fibers obtained from palms and used especially in cordage or brushes 2. a palm yielding piassava; especially either of two Brazilian palms (Attalea… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • palm fiber — noun 1. : a fiber (as piassava) obtained from a palm 2. : the split leaves of a palm used for thatching, weaving, or rope making …   Useful english dictionary

  • piassava — n. 1 a stout fibre obtained from the leaf stalks of various American and African palm trees. 2 any of these trees. Etymology: Port. f. Tupi piaccedilaacuteba …   Useful english dictionary

  • feather palm — noun palm having pinnate or featherlike leaves • Hypernyms: ↑palm, ↑palm tree • Hyponyms: ↑coyol, ↑coyol palm, ↑Acrocomia vinifera, ↑grugru, ↑gri gri, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bahia piassava — noun Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes • Syn: ↑piassava palm, ↑pissaba palm, ↑bahia coquilla, ↑Attalea funifera • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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