babassu palm

babassu palm
noun
tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
Hypernyms: ↑feather palm
Member Holonyms: ↑Orbignya, ↑genus Orbignya
Part Meronyms: ↑babassu nut

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • babassu palm — ▪ plant  (Attalea martiana, A. oleifera, or A. speciosa), tall palm tree with feathery leaves that grows wild in tropical northeastern Brazil. The kernels of its hard shelled nuts are the source of babassu oil, similar in properties and uses to… …   Universalium

  • Babassu oil — or cusi oil is a clear light yellow vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm ( Attalea speciosa ), which grows in the Amazon region of South America. It is a non drying oil used in food, cleaners and skin products. This oil has… …   Wikipedia

  • babassu — abassu n. 1. a tall feather palm of northern Brazil ({Orbignya barbosiana}) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil ({) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil (}) and a kind of vegetable ivory. Syn: babassu palm, coco de macao,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • babassu nut — noun hard shelled nut of the babassu palm • Hypernyms: ↑seed • Part Holonyms: ↑babassu, ↑babassu palm, ↑coco de macao, ↑Orbignya phalerata, ↑Orbignya spesiosa, ↑Orbignya martiana …   Useful english dictionary

  • babassu — noun tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory • Syn: ↑babassu palm, ↑coco de macao, ↑Orbignya phalerata, ↑Orbignya spesiosa, ↑Orbignya martiana • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • babassu — /bah beuh sooh /, n. a palm, Orbignya barbosiana, of northeastern Brazil, bearing nuts that yield babassu oil. [1920 25; < Pg babaçú < Tupi, equiv. to ybá fruit + guasu large] * * * …   Universalium

  • babassu — noun Etymology: Portuguese babaçú, from Tupi *ɨβáwasú, from ɨβá fruit + wasú large Date: 1917 a tall pinnate leaved palm (Orbignya phalerata syn. O. barbosiana) of Brazil with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • babassu — noun a tall Brazilian feather palm, Orbignya barbosiana, having hard shelled nuts that yield an edible oil Syn: coco de macao …   Wiktionary

  • babassu — n. tall palm tree found in Brazil that bears hard shelled nut which produces oil (used in the manufacture of margarine, cooking oil, soap and cosmetics) …   English contemporary dictionary

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